WASHINGTON | Bush told son, George W. , ‘I love you, too’ before he died

WASHINGTON | Bush told son, George W. , ‘I love you, too’ before he died

WASHINGTON  — George H.W. Bush didn’t lose his sense of humor even as he was letting go of life.

Surrounded by loved ones Friday night as he lay in bed at home in Houston, he was approached by the wife of his longtime friend, James A. Baker III, who was in the room with her husband. She raised a hand and placed it on the former president’s forehead before telling him, “We love you very much, Jefe,” using the Spanish word for “chief” that her husband says he used to address Bush.

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