She was a benefactor and gave a voice to people who are often not heard: now the former US First Lady is Rosalynn Carter dead. Former President Jimmy’s 96-year-old wife Carter died “peacefully with her family” on Sunday afternoon (local time) in her hometown of Plains, Georgia, a foundation founded by the Carters said.
Former US President Jimmy Cartyer: “Rosalynn was my equal partner”
Carter’s health had deteriorated rapidly in recent months. In May it became public that she was suffering from dementia. The CarterFoundation announced last Friday that the 96-year-old was receiving palliative care at home.
99 year old Jimmy Carter paid tribute to his wife with moving words. “Rosalynn has been my equal partner in everything I have ever accomplished,” the foundation quoted him as saying. “As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew that someone loved and supported me.” Jimmy Carter is now the oldest living former US president. He has also been receiving palliative care at home with his family since mid-February. Carter has been struggling with health problems for several years and has stopped taking any further medical steps after a series of hospitalizations.
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