George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died Friday evening at the age of 94. 

His death was announced by his family. In a statement his oldest son, President George W. Bush said, “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

Below is reaction to President Bush’s death from notable Floridians: 

Former Governor Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, Jr.

Nothing gave my Gampy more joy than service to others, especially supporting and caring for those who risk making the ultimate sacrifice everyday. His leadership taught us to be kinder and gentler, to love each other. We will miss him dearly.

— Jeb Bush, Jr. (@JebBushJr) December 1, 2018

Governor Rick Scott – “Today, the world lost a statesman who was the symbol of the highest level of civil commitment and who helped weave the fabric of an America that represents freedom and prosperity. The contributions of George H.W. Bush to our country were beyond that of his presidency. As a Naval aviator and fighter pilot, Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of the CIA, Vice President and President, George H.W. Bush dedicated his life to service to our nation and vowed to use his presidency and the power of our nation as “a force for good.” I have had the privilege of knowing the Bush family for years and am incredibly grateful to have met such a genuine, gracious and kind man.

“The United States of America is stronger today because of the selfless service of 41. Ann and I send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Bush family as they mourn the loss and celebrate the amazing life of George H.W. Bush.” 

Senator Marco Rubio

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis

Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez

Senate President Bill Galvano

House Speaker Jose Oliva

Congressman and Former House Speaker Daniel Webster

Congressman and former Governor Charlie Crist