Nancy Reagan Dead – Former First Lady Dies At 94
Nancy Reagan has died. The wife of late President Ronald Reagan passed away on Sunday in her home in Bel Air of congestive heart failure. The former First Lady’s heath had been declining over the past few years. Nancy Reagan was 94.
Reagan married the future governor of California and two-term president in 1952, and the two remained married until his death in 2004. She said of President Reagan, “I knew that being his wife was the role I wanted to play.”
She appeared in a few movies, including The Dark Wave and Hellcats of the Navy, in which she starred with her husband, but mostly gave up acting a few years after marrying the future president. While Ronald Reagan was in office, she famously launched the “Just Say No” to drugs campaign.
Reagan was diagnosed with breast cancer during her husband’s second, and in 1987, she underwent a mastectomy. After her late husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she become a vocal advocate for stem-cell research, in opposition to many Republicans.
While she retreated to a private life, many Republican candidates, including George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, sought her endorsement. She made no mention before her death of where she was leaning in the 2016 election.
Reagan is survived by her children Patti Davis and Ron Reagan, Jr. She will be buried next to President Reagan in Simi Valley, California at his Presidential Library.