Former first lady Barbara Bush has died

Barbara Bush.
Former first lady Barbara Bush. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday in her home in Houston, Texas at the age of 92, according to a statement from former President George H.W. Bush's office.

She passed away days after deciding to forgo further medical treatments amid her failing health, according to the office of the former president. The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical, the statement said.

Go deeper: The New York Times' obituary for Barbara Bush.