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Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dances with former First Lady Nancy Reagan in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies, aged 94

By WITW Staff on March 6, 2016

The former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan died on Sunday morning, at the age of 94, from congestive heart failure. Reagan was married to President Ronald Reagan, who served in the White House from 1981-1989. She will be buried at the presidential library in California next to her husband, who died in 2004 at the age of 94.

Reagan devoted much of her energy in the 1980s to campaigning against drug abuse, as the figurehead of the “Just Say No” campaign — speaking at schools and lobbying the United Nations to improve drug education. She also lobbied to lift restrictions on stem cell research — in opposition to then president George W. Bush’s policies — after her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Read the full story at The Guardian and The New York Times.