Nancy Reagan was known for her “Just Say No” to drugs campaign while serving as first lady.
She will be buried next to her late husband at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, according to the TMZ entertainment website, which first reported Reagan’s death, citing a close family member.
President Ronald Reagan recuperates from his bullet wound.
Such stature and influence within the administration made the first lady a magnet for criticism while her husband was in office.
On Monday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley said it will remain closed to the public through Saturday. The portrait, which was created during her time at the White House, shows her striking a casual pose and wearing a red dress.
Actor Todd Bridges says the episode of the 1980s sitcom Diff’rent Strokes featuring then-First Lady Nancy Reagan helped him when he hit rock-bottom.
“I think she deserves credit for opening up the AIDS money”, Black told PBS. Nancy Reagan’s Secret Service nickname was Rainbow. But he also emphasized her life after the White House, as she became an advocate for her husband’s legacy and his health. The president died in 2004 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in the last 10 years of his life.
“She loved her husband more than anything in the world, and I think you can make the case that the Ronald Reagan that we all came to know as president would not have existed without Nancy Reagan“, he said.
She did so much to raise the profile of first lady and American fashion that she received a CFDA lifetime achievement award in 1989.
“First lady Michelle Obama will be attending Mrs. Reagan’s funeral”, a White House official said on Monday.
There were wholesale changes of the original statue because they did not meet with what she felt was a clear reflection of Ronald Reagan.
Reagan died yesterday from congestive heart failure at the age of 94. “…I could see in Nancy’s face that she was kind of anxious”. She now is, once again, with her beloved Ronnie. She later received the Medal of Honor for Just Say No, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.