George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94

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Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94 at home in Houston, Texas.

Bush Sr served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, his term defined by the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq war against Saddam Hussein.

While his health had been failing in recent years, he still managed to make public appearances.

The former president died at 22:10 local time on Friday (04:10 GMT Saturday), a family spokesperson said.

He passed away at the age of 94, his son George W Bush announced.

Bush Sr served as the 41st US president, between 1989 and 1993; his term defined by the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq war against Saddam Hussein.