Sad news to report, as the former First Lady, Barbara Bush has passed away.

Several publications, including People Magazine, broke the news moments ago.

A statement from George H.W. Bush’s office announced her passing.

Her death comes after she had reportedly been in poor health recently, and had refused treatment for various health issues.

The former First Lady was known as a political matriarch and a champion for literacy around the country.

During her lifetime, she wrote many books for children, in addition to a memoir.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

QCWriter is a journalist who is fueled by espresso and motivated by determination. She specializes in pop culture, country music, and news content. You can follow her on Twitter by clicking here: @QCWriter.

Sign me up to be a member of Club QYK!

Club QYK has your access to concert presale information, personalized country music news, exclusive contests and local events.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.