Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at 94

Ed Rollins looked back on his memories of Nancy Reagan this afternoon.

The former First Lady passed away this morning at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94. A spokesperson said the cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Rollins, who served as the principal White House advisor to President Ronald Reagan in both his terms, called Mrs. Reagan the president’s “closest friend in the world.”

“She was an extraordinarily classy lady,” he said. “She was brilliant, kind, charming, could be very tough.”

The First Lady cared about President Reagan’s “place in history,” said Rollins. “He was very lucky to have that.”



Rollins said that Mrs. Reagan “was the one who pushed hard and convinced him that his country desperately needed his leadership.”

“I don’t think that he would have been President without her, and he told me that he wouldn’t have been President without her,” he added.

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