Nancy Reagan funeral: What was the cause of former First Lady’s death?
LOS ANGELESâ€” Former First Lady Nancy Regan who lost her life to cancer Sunday will be laid to rest today. Reports suggest that preparations for her funeral are underway.
The news of her death was announced by her Representative on the website of the Regan Foundation that was headed by her. The statement said that the 94-year old Nancy Regan died peacefully in the presence of her family and friends.
The whole world seems to be mourning the death of the First Lady who is called the most stylish occupant of White House. Pres. Obama in a statement said â€œOur former first lady redefined the role in her time here. We offer our sincere condolences to their children, Patti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren. And we remain grateful for Nancy Reaganâ€™s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.â€
Despite their lifelong love for each other Nancy Regan and Donald Reganâ€™s wasnâ€™t love at the first sight. She accidently came in contact with the future president of the US. While filming “East Side, West Side,” Nancy Davis’ name wrongfully appeared on a published list of alleged communist supporters. She sought assistance from Ronald Reagan, who was president of the Screen Actors Guild at the time. The two conversed over dinner. Later their conversations increased and eventually they fell in love.
Her rise in Hollywood was rather fast. Nancy said that she launched her acting career shortly after graduating Smith College in Massachusetts, billing herself as Nancy Davis (she was born Anne Frances Robbins). She landed a minor spot in the musical “Lute Song” in what would be her only Broadway appearance. After a series of smaller parts, Reagan attracted the attention of MGM Studios and moved to Hollywood for her first feature film, “The Doctor and the Girl.” Her Hollywood career included 11 feature films, including “The Next Voice You Hear,” “Donovan’s Brain” and the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Dark Wave.”
Regan Foundation in a statement announced her death. â€œMrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004. Prior to the funeral service, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library. Details will be announced shortlyâ€¦In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Reagan requested that contributions be made to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation at www.reaganlibrary.com.â€