Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.

 

Her death was announced in a statement from the office of George HW Bush, the former president and Ms Bush’s husband of 73 years. A funeral date is yet to be announced.

Earlier this week Ms Bush decided to forego additional medical treatment after a series of hospital visits.

A spokesman did not elaborate on the nature of her health problems, but she had long received treatment for a thyroid condition known as Graves’ disease.

Born in New York, Ms Bush met George HW Bush at a school dance as a teenager.

Below, the couple in the 1960′s

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They raised their family in Texas, where the Bush family became a political dynasty.

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