Michelle Obama reschedules book tour stops to pay respects to George H.W. Bush


Former first lady Michelle Obama has said George W. Bush is her "partner in crime," so it came as no surprise when she announced Sunday she would be postponing stops on her book tour to pay her respects to Bush's father.

Obama took to Twitter Sunday morning to let her fans know she would be rescheduling press events for her memoir, "Becoming," in order to celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush.

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

Obama said she plans on rescheduling her events in Paris and Berlin for next year.

"It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life," she said.

The former President died at his home Friday. His last words were to his son and also former President, George W. Bush, were "I love you, too."

George H.W. Bush's funeral services will span four days, starting with him lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C.

He will be laid to rest Thursday at the grounds of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum where his wife, Barbara Bush, and daughter, Robin, are also buried.