Former President George H.W. Bush has died, according to a statement from his family.
He was the 41st USA president between 1989 and 1993, after serving two terms as vice-president to Ronald Reagan.
Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.
George Herbert Walker Bush, America's 41st president, has died. He outlived both Gerald Ford, who died in 2006 at 93, and Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004 at 93.
In April, he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital, a day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara Bush.
Only one other US president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.
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He defeated former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee, in the 1988 presidential campaign, and lost his 1992 re-election bid to Democrat Bill Clinton.
"George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for".
Despite the loss of mobility, Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by taking part in a tandem parachute jump in Maine. They had been married for 73 years.
He had to ditch one plane in the Pacific and was shot down on September 2, 1944, while completing a bombing run against a Japanese radio tower. A submarine rescued him.
He was later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.