Former U.S first lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92 last night. She was the second woman ever to see both her husband and son sworn to be the presidents of United States of America. It was revealed in early morning hours by Bush family that Barbara Bush died after suffering from long illness. Her health was failing and that she would seek no further medical treatment for congestive heart failure.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) April 18, 2018
She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She has also served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Her death news has triggered an outpouring of praises for the matriarch of a Republican family which has been once at the apex of American politics. Plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband George H. W. Bush.
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/MhTVYCL9Nj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2018
Always a friend to Canada, Barbara Bush leaves a legacy of dignity, grace, service and devotion to family. Sophie and I send our deepest condolences to Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, their family, and to all Americans.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 18, 2018
My grandmother's entire life was focused on others. For my grandfather, she was his top adviser and confidante. For her family, she was a steady, loving and guiding hand. And for her country, she was an inspiration and an example for all. 1/2
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) April 17, 2018
Rest In Peace Mrs. Barbara Bush.
You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship. pic.twitter.com/yuZvQ7o8aH
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 17, 2018
It was 1989 when U.S President Bush and First Lady Barbara welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari to the White house on a state visit.