Bush served as the 41st American President, elected in 1988 and serving one term, from 1989 to 1993. Another son, Jeb, made a presidential run in 2016 but dropped out in the primaries.
"George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for", he said.
Gorbachev said that he and his wife, Raisa, "deeply appreciated the attention, kindness and simplicity typical of George and Barbara Bush, as well as the rest of their large, friendly family".
"America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush".
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts into a wealthy New England political dynasty - the son of Prescott Bush, a successful banker and U.S. senator for CT. Consider that a Bush was on the ballot in every presidential election but one from 1980 to 2004.
Incumbent President Donald Trump praised Bush's sound judgement, common sense, and "unflappable" leadership for bringing wealth to the nation.
President Kenyatta said Bush will be remembered for his commitment to world peace and stability, democracy and freedom for which he dedicated his entire life.
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One saw him shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire over the Pacific, leaving him to be rescued by a USA submarine.
After graduation Bush embarked on a career in the oil industry of West Texas.
"On behalf of the French people, I convey all my condolences to the American nation for the loss of former President George Bush". As President Ronald Reagan's vice president, he faced criticism for the administration's inaction during the height of the epidemic, and for not doing more to fight the crisis during his own presidency.
After Bush emphatically said Saddam's aggression "will not stand", US-led forces routed Iraq's army in the Gulf War, driving it from Kuwait while stopping short of taking Baghdad, Iraq's capital. In 1992 he lost his bid for reelection to Democrat William Clinton.
Indeed, the world envisioned by the 41st president threatens to fray under the challenge of a president whose brash, bombastic style is the polar opposite to that of the dignified, patrician Bush, and whose attention is focused on America first.
The World War veteran and former Central Intelligence Agency director was sworn into office in 1988 after eight years as Ronald Reagan's vice president. His son, George W. Bush also became the 43rd president eight years later, becoming the only other USA president, who had a son who also became president, after John Adams.