Former first lady Barbara Bush, the second woman in U.S. history to be a wife and mother of a U.S. president, died at age 92
Her death was announced by the office of her husband.
She had been in failing health, suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. After a series of hospitalizations, including one in early 2017 when she and her husband were both patients at Houston Methodist Hospital, she decided in April 2018 not to seek further medical treatment.
The official funeral schedule has not yet been announced.
She and her husband, George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, were married longer than any presidential couple in American history, 73 years.