Barbara Bush, the former first lady and wife of President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday (April 17) at age 92, leaving behind a legacy as a supportive spouse and plainspoken public figure.
Many politicians — including Presidents Trump, Obama and Clinton — released statements to remember the mother of six (mom to both President George W. Bush and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush). In addition, celebrities from Barbra Streisand to Ellen DeGeneres posted condolence messages on Twitter.
See the social media response below:
Sending my sincere condolences and prayers to The Bush family. —- pic.twitter.com/BGb9CLhPIR
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush lived an incredible life. I’m sending my love to her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 18, 2018
My thoughts are with President Bush and the entire Bush family, along with every person on this planet who was lucky enough to call Barbara a friend. As heartbroken as I feel right now, I can hear her voice at Camp David telling us to not worry about her, to go on.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 17, 2018
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/MhTVYCL9Nj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2018
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/haIPhDS2bd
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 18, 2018
Former First Lady Barbara Bush was a pillar of strength for her family and was much admired in our country. Both the wife and the mother of a U.S. President, she will be remembered for her service, pragmatism, and strong, kind spirit.
— Al Gore (@algore) April 18, 2018
It was a pleasure to have met. Thoughts and prayers to the Bush Family. Much beloved. She will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/99G7AifPzd
— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) April 18, 2018