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Michelle Obama cancels book tour to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

Seems like, has a special place in her heart for the as she cancelled a few dates of her book tour for her autobiography titled 'Becoming', in order to attend former George H.W. Bush's funeral this week.

The former recently took to her official handle to share the news.

"It's important to me to join the in celebrating George H.W. Bush's exemplary life. This will, unfortunately, preclude my visits to and I've been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I'm working to reschedule my trip for next year," she wrote in her tweet.

"I hope readers and ticket holders will understand my decision regarding my desire to attend Bush's funeral, and join me in paying tribute to him and his tremendous contributions to our world," she wrote in another tweet.

She also paid tribute to on Saturday by sharing a throwback photo of the late on her official account. The photo features Bush giving a sweet kiss to her on her cheek in the Oval Office.

"As a public servant, father, and grandfather, President was an extraordinary example His spirit of service and decency will be missed by many, including our family. I hope his memory will be a guiding light for our country and those around the world," she captioned the picture.

Bush, who served as the of the from 1989 to 1992, passed away at the age of 94 on November 30 in

On December 5, a state funeral will be held at the in Washington, Following, a second memorial service at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in on Thursday, reported The

'Becoming' has become the fastest-selling book and 2 million copies have already been sold in the first 15 days.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:15 IST