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Former first lady Barbara Bush passes away

Husband of George Bush Sr., mother of George W. Bush, was 92
Barbara Bush, former U.S. First Lady to George Bush, passed away Tuesday at age 92. (File)

Barbara Bush, former U.S. First Lady and wife of George Bush Sr., passed away Tuesday at age 92.

The announcement was made on Twitter by Jim McGrath, the spokesperson for the former president.

The family had announced Sunday that the ailing Bush was no longer seeking medical treatment. 

She and the former president were married for 73 years and had five children, 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Her husband was president from 1988-1992, while her son, George W. Bush, was U.S. president from 2000-2008.

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