- Casey Hamm
- March 9, 2016
Former first lady Nancy Reagan, former actress who played a pivotal role in the political rise and presidency of husband Ronald Reagan, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at the age of 94 ,the Reagan library announced.
She outlived her late husband and 40th President Ronald Reagan. At last, she will be buried next to him at his presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif.
“Prior to the funeral service, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library,” its statement said. “Details will be announced shortly.”
Tributes to Mrs. Reagan poured in from across the political spectrum.
“Our former first lady redefined the role in her time here,” President Obama said in a statement. “Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.”
A more detailed account of Nancy Reagan’s Life on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2016/03/06/139726039/nancy-reagan-presidents-fiercest-protector-dies-at-94
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