… Tributes Flooding In
Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94. The former First Lady, wife of President Ronald Reagan, died in Bel Air today, Sunday , March 6, after suffering congestive heart failure.
A statement released by the Reagan Library said: ‘In lieu of flowers, we hope you will remember Mrs. Reagan with a memorial gift to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. The Reagan Foundation was created by President and Mrs. Reagan to preserve the Reagan Legacy and continue President Reagan’s work for the benefit of future generations.’
Mrs Reagan was an influential First Lady during her husband’s tenure from 1981 to 1989. She spearheaded the ‘Just Say No’ to campaign against drugs, speaking at schools and appearing on TV shows such as Dynasty and Different Strokes to promote the cause.
Her adopted stepson, Michael Reagan, led tributes to the former First Lady on Twitter, writing: ‘I am saddened by the passing of my step mother Nancy Reagan…She is once again with the man she loved.God Bless…’
Rand Paul tweeted: ‘Nancy Reagan was an exemplary First Lady and woman. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. RIP Mrs. Reagan’
Since the news of her death, tributes have been coming in from political figures including aspiring presidents Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted: ‘Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman. She will be missed!’
Cruz said: ‘Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald. The Reagan family is in our prayers.’
Sean Spicer, head of the RNC committee, said: ‘The world, the country and @GOP lost an amazing woman today. May God bless #nancyreagan and the Reagan family’
Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrote on Twitter: ‘Nancy Reagan was one of my heroes. She served as First Lady with unbelievable power, class and grace and left her mark on the world.’
Mitt Romney tweeted: ‘With the passing of Nancy Reagan, God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home.’
Joan Collins said: ‘My friend Nancy Reagan died aged 94 The end of an era, #Love the 80s’