Former President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson Jim McGrath.
Bush was president of the USA from 1989-1993 and brought a "dedication to traditional American values" and a determination to make the US a "kinder and gentler nation", according to a White House biography.
In 1971, Bush had recently lost a bid for election to the Senate, and was serving as President Richard Nixon's ambassador to the United Nations, a role he filled until 1973.
The elder Mr Bush, the son of a senator, rose through the political ranks: from congressman to United Nations ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, CIA director to two-term vice president under the hugely popular Ronald Reagan.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump mourned the former president's death.
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He devoted his life to his family and his country.
His wife Barbara Bush died on April 17. He continued: "It's a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he'd want all of us to try".
"For these reasons and more, I join Houstonians in mourning the death of George Herbert Walker Bush and expressing heartfelt condolences to his children and the rest of the Bush family".
The magazine ended up only publishing images of Bush at work, but photographer Leonard McCombe also captured the balance of Bush's life-the home and family that he left behind when he went off to NY to the United Nations.
Mr Bush's son, George W Bush, described his father as a "man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for". "My thoughts are with the Bush family at this time of loss". I think that he will go down in history as this country's greatest one-term president and will be remembered as a consequential and great president: "the man who was the architect of the end of the cold war, who showed qualities of restraint that we see missing from leadership in American life today".