George H.W. Bush used his last words to tell his son he loved him

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  • The 41st US president George H.W. Bush died on Friday, and his last words have been shared by the man who joined him at his bedside.
  • „The last words George Bush ever said were I love you,“ James Baker, Secretary of State under Bush, told „Fox News Sunday.“
  • He said them to his son George W. Bush.
  • George W. came into the room to say: „Dad, I love you, I will see you on the other side,“ Baker said.

George H.W. Bush’s last words before his death on Friday have been revealed, by the long-time friend and colleague who shared the former US president’s bedside before he passed.

„The last words George Bush ever said were, ‚I love you,‘ and he said those words to 43, George Bush,“ former Secretary of State James Baker told „Fox News Sunday.“

„43“ refers to the 43rd President of the US, which was George H.W.’s son, George W. Bush. 

Baker described the parting. He said George W. came into the room and said: „Dad, I love you, I will see you on the other side.“

Baker said: „They made arrangements for all of his children to call in to, in effect, tell him goodbye.“

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Baker also said the Irish tenor Ronan Tynan visited Bush’s bedside: „He sang couple of songs for President Bush on that last evening. One of them was Silent Night and as he was singing, President Bush was mouthing the words.“

Secretary of Defense under Bush, Dick Cheney, joined Baker on Sunday’s news broadcast, and said: “ He was an extraordinarily consequential president.“ 

Here’s the video of both men sharing their memories of Bush, who died at the age of 94:

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