Nancy Reagan Dies
Former first lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, according to the Reagan Foundation. She was 94.
Like most first ladies, Nancy Reagan was the target of both praise and criticism. She brought an elegance to the White House that some thought was long overdue. But others said it was the sign of an out-of-touch administration during tough economic times. Reagan was criticized for meddling in White House affairs, but she was also credited with her “Just Say No” campaign against drug abuse.
Later in life, Reagan nursed the former president during his long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She later became a strong advocate for stem-cell research, in the hope that it would lead to a cure.