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Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Dead at 92

By TheBlast Staff

Barbara Bush, the former first lady who was the wife of one president and mother to another, passed away on Tuesday. She was 92.

The family announced her passing in a statement on Twitter.

Bush had been described as being in "failing health" in recent days. A rep for the family announced that she was no longer seeking treatment and instead focusing on comfort care. She had been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure.

She had been married to former President George H. W. Bush for 73 years at the time of her death.

After leaving the White House, the former first lady focused her efforts on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

She is survived by her husband, five children, most notably President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Flags at half-staff for Barbara Bush

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