Nancy Reagan, former First Lady of the United States, has passed away at the age of 94, TMZ reports.
“Thank God we found each other”, she said in a 1998 interview. Edith Robbins’ second husband, a Chicago doctor named Loyal Davis, adopted Nancy in 1938.
Our thoughts are with Nancy’s loved ones during this time.
They married on March 4, 1952 (it was his second marriage after divorcing actress Jane Wyman) and had two children who survive her, Patricia and Ron. Reagan was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975 and she began to work with the Foster Grandparents Program. She famously led the “Just Say No” campaign against illegal drugs in the 1980s. Nancy Reagan’s use of astrology in the White House was revealed by Mr. Reagan’s chief of staff Donald Regan, after he was replaced.
Nancy was a former actress who starred in B movies, before meeting her future husband.
In 1987, the then 66-year-old first lady was diagnosed with breast cancer. President Reagan died in 2004 after a long, arduous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no word yet on her cause of death. Nancy Reagan has remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of embryonic stem cell research.