RIP Nancy Reagan: Former first lady of US dies at 94 in California

Los Angeles: Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at 94 in Bel-Air, California on Sunday.

Assistant Allison Borio says Mrs. Reagan died on Sunday at her home, due to congestive heart failure.

File photo of Nancy Reagan. AFP

File photo of Nancy Reagan. AFP

Her marriage to Ronald Reagan lasted 52 years until his death in 2004.

A former actress, she was Reagan's closest adviser and fierce protector on his journey from actor to governor of California to president of the United States.

She rushed to his side after he was shot in 1981 by a would-be assassin, and later endured his nearly decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In recent years she broke with fellow Republicans in backing stem cell research as a way to possibly find a cure for Alzheimer's.


Updated Date: Mar 07, 2016 11:42 AM