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Owner of Saints and Pelicans issues statement on former President Bush’s passing

Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 14:43:35-05

The owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Gayle Benson, is offering her condolences following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

In a statement, Benson writes:

“With the passing of President Bush, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Tom and I always enjoyed the company of George and Barbara, whether receiving their gracious hospitality in visits to their summer home in Kennebunkport, hosting them at Saints games or being in their company in other events in New Orleans, a city that they loved. We valued our strong friendship with George and Barbara. From serving his country in World War II to a long, highly-successful and admirable career as a public servant culminating with serving as our 41st President, backed by a desire to give back to his nation and to those less fortunate through philanthropy, President Bush lived an extraordinary life. May he rest in peace as he rejoins his beloved Barbara in heaven.”

The 41st president died late Friday at the age of 94.