A family spokesman has reported to media outlets that the former first lady, Barbara Bush, has died at the age of 92.
She was one of just two women in American history to be a first lady and also have one of her children go on to be president as well. She was also often described as a woman of great faith, and in her last few days was described as holding steady to that faith. Watch her declare she has no fear of death:
Her son, George W. Bush, just released a statement moments ago:
George W Bush statement: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.“
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 17, 2018
Condolences from all the people she knew and influenced poured in on social media immediately following the news.
Rest In Peace. 🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️ https://t.co/IHwGfF75B6
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 18, 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
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
Remembering this Barbara Bush moment: “I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what [Trump] said about Megyn Kelly. It’s terrible…And money doesn’t buy everything. It’s accomplishments and what you’re doing and giving.” pic.twitter.com/eDQY974YHC
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 17, 2018
Former first lady Barbara Bush has passed away at the age of 92. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jenna and the entire Bush family. 💗 pic.twitter.com/ZiKfM1ihCa
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) April 17, 2018
RIP Mrs. Bush.
Please join us in prayer for the entire Bush family.