Former First Lady Was 96 – Deadline

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has died at the age of 96, the Carter Center announced today.

Carter, who suffered from dementia, entered hospice care on Friday. She died at 2:10 p.m. ET at her home in Plains, GA, the center said.

Former President Jimmy Carter, 99, said in a statement, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. 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 Carters were married for 77 years, the longest of any presidential couple.

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