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Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies Age 94

Nancy Reagan

Former US first lady Nancy Reagan, has died from congestive heart failure on  Sunday morning in her home at the of age 94. She is known for her influence and devotion to President Ronald Reagan during his eight years in the White House and his decades outside it.

Reagan became one of the most influential first ladies in US history during her Republican husband's presidency.

Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman for the foundation, said in a statement that the former first lady "died this morning at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94. The cause of her death was ."

As first lady she will be remembered famously for spearheading the 1980s "Just Say No" campaign against drug abuse, speaking at schools around the country over several years and urging the United Nations to improve drug education.

She will be buried next to her husband, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the statement said.

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