Barbara Bush makes an end of life decision, stops medical treatment

Jenna Bush Hager Barbara Bush

Jenna Bush Hager Barbara Bush

NEW YORK - Former first lady Barbara Bush has died "peacefully in her sleep", a spokesman for the Bush family said she died on Sunday evening. Bush, 92, will "instead focus on comfort care" for unspecified health complications, according to a statement.

McGrath said Bush was concerned more for her family than herself.

McGrath said Mrs. Bush spent two days at Methodist Hospital earlier this month but decided not to return there when her health began to deteriorate.

United States television channel CBS have wrongly published an obituary for former First Lady Barbara Bush, as reported.

A Bush family spokesman said Sunday night that the former first lady is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment.

McGrath said she has been treated for decades for Graves disease, which is a thyroid condition.

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'We're grateful for her, for everybody's prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she's in it, ' Hager added. In her adopted home of Houston, she is known for her love of the city and her generous, gracious service to those living here. The former first lady also gave her name and support to Maine's only children's hospital, founded in 1985 - The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Sons Neil and Marvin and daughter Doro are also by their mother's side at the Bush residence. Her passion for literacy was the basis for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

She is 92 years old. No, not yet. A premature article announcing her death was published by a site that regularily posts fake news and articles that are not true. "Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so numerous other problems facing our society", she wrote in her 1994 memoir.

Along with her memoirs, she's the author of "C. Fred's Story" and "Millie's Book", based on the lives of her dogs.

Known for her wit and wisdom, a strong defender of family and country....we send our prayers for comfort to this attractive American woman to whom we owe many thanks. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.

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