Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States, has died. The wife of former President Jimmy Carter died at her home in Plains, Georgia, with her family by her side, the Carter Center said in a statement. She was 96 years old.
Rosalynn Carter and Jimmy Carter, president of the United States from 1977 to 1981, married in 1946. In July they celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary.
“Marrying Rosalynn was the best thing I ever did,” Jimmy Carter said in a 2015 interview. – This is the peak of my life – he added.
Rosalynn Carter was receiving hospice care at home. She was diagnosed with dementia in May.
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