Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died on Sunday, November 19, at the age of 96.
“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia,” a statement released via the Carter Center read. “She died peacefully, with family by her side.”
Rosalynn was married to former president Jimmy Carter for 77 years.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Jimmy, 99, said in a 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.”
Rosalynn is survived by Jimmy, who is currently in hospice care, their four children and 11 grandchildren.
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