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Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, unmistakably human, McConnell says


Former First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan died of congestive heart failure Saturday at the age of 94.

She was married to former President Ronald Reagan for 52 years, until his death in 2004.

Nancy Reagan (Wikimeida Photo)

Nancy Reagan (Wikimeida Photo)

Like Reagan, she was a former actor and she also served as First Lady when Reagan was governor of California. While Reagan was president from 1980-88, Nancy Reagan was best known for her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued the following statement after learning of her death:

“Elaine and I join the nation in mourning the loss of Nancy Reagan. In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, weathered cancer and personal heartbreak, and braved the depths of Alzheimer’s cold embrace — always together.

I know every American felt Nancy’s immense pain when she, kissing Ronnie’s casket, mouthed a tearful farewell to the best friend she once said she couldn’t imagine life without.

“Today, Nancy and Ron are together once more, and we offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and family left behind.”

From Senate Majority Leader’s Office


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