December 10, 2023

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Rosalynn Carter, former first lady, dies at age 96

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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at the age of 96, the Carter Center announced Sunday. 

The Carter Center said she died “peacefully, with family by her side” at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 19, at her home in Plains, Georgia.

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” former President Jimmy Carter said in a statement. “She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”

The former first lady had been diagnosed with dementia and continued to live at home in Plains, Georgia, with her husband, her family said in May. They said last week that she had entered home hospice care.

First lady Rosalynn Carter is seen in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, July 23, 1979.
First lady Rosalynn Carter is…

2023-11-19 13:54:00

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