Former US President George Bush Senior has died at the age of 94, his Office said in a statement.
He died on November 30. His Office said the funeral arrangements are yet to be scheduled. No further details about the circumstances of his death were immediately available.
BBC reports the 41st US President was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with an infection in April this year – a week after the death of his wife Barbara.
But he was discharged 12 days later.
For some Iraqis, the death of George H. W. Bush has brought back bitter memories of the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the harsh U.N. economic sanctions that followed.
Then, the U.S. led a coalition to drive Saddam Hussein’s army from neighboring Kuwait in an operation, dubbed “Operation Desert Storm,” when missile attacks and airstrikes hit almost all Iraqi cities for more than a month.
Artist Abdul Jabbar al-Niaami posted a picture on his Facebook page of Bush picture lying in a bed and wrote “To hell!.” One person commented, “May Allah curse him for demolishing our country.”
Some Iraqis, including bookshop owner Mohammed Zaid, blame Bush for not removing Hussein in 1991.