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George H.W. Bush’s Official White House Photographer Says 41st President Died Of A Broken Heart

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush passed away on November 30, 2018. Since his death, people all over the world have been paying their respects to the 41st president.

Now people who knew the former president are weighing in on his death. George H.W. Bush’s official White House photographer, David Valdez, told Inside Edition that he believes the former president died of a broken heart.

Barbara Bush, the president’s wife of 73 years, passed away on April 17, 2018.

David said, “I said, ‘Wow, talk about a broken heart, it only took eight months.'”

And dying of a broken heart can actually happen. According to Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, a professor at the New York University School of Medicine, “Your heart races, your lungs start working harder and some people, because of their age or chronic medical conditions, their body just can’t handle that.”

Apparently George H.W. Bush was looking forward to seeing his wife and daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3, in heaven.

He told his granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, that he used to be scared of death, but he had come to terms with it and was excited to see Robin, Barbara, and his mother.

Watch the video below to learn more about George H.W. Bush’s death. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time.

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