President George HW Bush Dead at 94

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They were still together on Sunday, with Bush spokesperson Jim McGrath tweeting out a photo of Sully lying next to the former president's flag-adorned casket.

George H.W. Bush passed away late Friday night.

Donald Trump has ordered the federal government closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning.

The casket carrying the body of George HW Bush is set to arrive in Washington on Monday afternoon, aboard the United States military plane commonly known as Air Force One.

In a second message, she said she hoped readers and ticket holders would understand the decision "and join me in paying tribute" to Bush and "his tremendous contributions to our world".

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David J. Phillip Pool AP

Jeb Bush also saluted Sully.

In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

On Wednesday, he'll be honored and remembered with a state funeral at the National Cathedral, where numerous luminaries, including former Presidents, will be in attendance. "Sully" Sullenberger III, who became famous for landing a damaged passenger jet on the Hudson River and saving all 155 passengers and crew in 2009.

The 54-year-old mother of two - America's first African American first lady and wife of the first black U.S. president - is wildly popular at home and overseas, loved for her warm personality, intelligence and women's activism. He will be buried next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

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