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Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at age 94

Several media outlets are reporting that former first lady Nancy Reagan died.


Funeral arrangements set for Nancy Reagan

A private funeral service will be held Friday for former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at the age of 94.

Reagan will lie in repose Wednesday and Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, Calif., according to the library’s foundation. Members of the public will get a chance to pay respects between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday. Heightened security at the facility is expected.

Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband on the grounds of the library.

Nancy Reagan died in Bel Air, Calif. of congestive heart failure, leading to an outpouring of remembrances for the former first lady.

President Obama, who ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor Reagan, personally praised her on Monday, calling her “gracious” and “charming” when he and first lady Michelle Obama entered the White House.

“I think it’s been well documented the extraordinary love that she had for her husband, and the extraordinary comfort and strength she provided him during really hard times,” the president told media in the Oval Office.

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