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Ex-US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter is dead

A former US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter is dead

Ex-US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter is dead

The wife of ex-President Jimmy Carter, died at the age of 96.

The Carter Center confirmed in a statement that she died peacefully with her family by her side.

On Friday, it was reported that she had entered a hospice care home in the state of Georgia, and was spending time with her 99-year-old husband, who has been in hospice care since February.

Mrs Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May.

The longest-married first couple marked their 77th wedding anniversary in July.

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” said Mr Carter in the statement.

“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.”

Mrs Carter was born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith on 18 August 1927.

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