Some unfortunate news came out late Friday night as a former President of the United States has passed away.

George Herbert Walker Bush, who was elected the 41st President, died late Friday night at the age of 94, according to a statement from his family. He was also the father of the 43rd President, George W. Bush.

His death came less than eight months after the passing of his wife Barbara, with whom he was married for 73 years. Mr. Bush was a republican who served the Presidential office between 1989 and 1993, which capped off an over 40 year career as a public servant. He was also the last veteran of World War II to be elected President of the United States.

George H.W. Bush unsuccessfully ran for re-election in 1992, losing to Democratic nominee Bill Clinton. Mr. Bush is credited with his assistance in ending four decades of Cold War among his many successes in the International arena. He also was President during the Gulf War against Iraq in response to its invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The former President was born in Milton, MA on June 12, 1924 and before becoming president, the Navy veteran served as the Vice President to Ronald Reagan.