Barbara was the wife of former US President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush. She had enjoyed high popularity ratings during her stint as first lady from 1989 to 1993.
Barbara Bush, the wife of former US President George H.W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92, a family spokesman said without elaborating.
Spokesman Jim McGrath announced on Sunday that Barbara, who had been suffering from poor health, had been placed in palliative care.
She had received medical treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, according to media reports, and had suffered for decades from a thyroid condition known as Graves’ disease.
‘Mom kept us on our toes’
Following news of her death, tributes to Bush poured in from world leaders, US politicians, and her children.
Her son, former US President George W. Bush, said in a statement: “Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother.”