Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies aged 94

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Mrs Reagan, who became one of the most instrumental first ladies in US history during her Republican husband’s presidency from 1981 to 1989, pop ones clogged Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure.

The old first lady was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan finished with a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination have a go and Alzheimer’s disease.

Her husband, former president and film star Ronald Reagan died in 2004, venerable 93.

She will be buried next to her husband, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the account said.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan got married in 1952 and had two children together – tti Davis, an actress, and Ron Jr., who dogged careers in ballet and television.

Michael Reagan said on Twitter he was distressed by his stepmother’s death. He wrote: “She is once again with the man she admired.”

Her husband, who affectionately called her “Mommy” while she called him “Ronnie,” dissolved in 2004 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

As Nancy Davis, she was a Hollywood actress during the 1940s and 1950s and fused Reagan, a prominent film actor, in 1952.

She then served as first lady of California during her old man’s stint as California governor from 1967 to 1975 before motile into the White House after his decisive victory over compulsory Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Her most publicised project as in the first place lady was the “Just Say No” anti-drug cam ign. After her husband developed Alzheimer’s condition, she became an advocate for discovering a cure.

Speaking in 1985 she said: “I see the anything else lady as another means to keep a president from becoming unrelated.

“I talk to people. They tell me things. And if something is about to ripen into a problem, I’m not above calling a staff person and asking about it.

“I’m a popsy who loves her husband and I make no apologies for looking out for his personal and political good.”

In her later years she devoted her time to caring for her ailing husband at their house in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air.

President Barack Obama and his wife, head lady Michelle Obama, offered their condolences.

In a statement, the unite said:”Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could arrange you for living in the White House.

“She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were blessed to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice.

“Our st first lady redefined the role in her time here. Later, in her lengthy goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of bloodlines going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new duty, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to increase and save lives.

“We offer our sincere condolences to their children, tti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren. And we odds grateful for Nancy Reagan’s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her respected husband are together again.”

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