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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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