Mr. T Says Farewell to His Friend Nancy Reagan During Emotional Funeral Service

03/11/2016 AT 03:10 PM EST

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The A-Team star Mr. T was among the many celebrity guests who paid their respects to Nancy Reagan as she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, former President Ronald Reagan, in a funeral service Friday.

Mr. T, 63, who partnered with the former first lady on her "Just Say No" campaign against drugs in 1983, looked somber in an American flag bandana as he attended the service held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The star also paid tribute to Reagan in a series of heartfelt tweets on Tuesday, two days after the former first lady died of congestive heart failure in her sleep at age 94. Mr. T. called working with Reagan "the highlight of my career."

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Mr. T called working with First Lady Nancy Reagan the "highlight" of his career

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"I mourn the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was Very Special to me," he tweeted. "Not only did she invite me to the White House in December '83, after meeting with her and President Ronald Reagan… she then asked me to help her with her 'Just Say No' program which I gladly accepted with humility and honor."

"I will truly miss First Lady Nancy Reagan," he added. "I will never forget her … I will continue her work in trying to keep kids from the dangers of drugs. God bless you first lady."
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