01:56 PM EDT 04/24/2015
Originally posted 06/10/2004 12:00PM
The end was near. After watching as the spark slowly faded from his eyes and listening as his voice finally fell silent, the family of Ronald Reagan gathered at his house in Bel Air in the last days of May. The former President, said his doctors, now had pneumonia in addition to his Alzheimer's. A matter of days, they said, maybe a week.
Originally posted 06/08/2004 08:15AM
Accompanied by her once-estranged daughter Patti Davis, tearful former First Lady Nancy Reagan placed her hands and head to the flag-draped casket of her late husband Ronald Reagan at the presidential library in California's Simi Valley Monday.
Originally posted 06/07/2004 08:00AM
Friday has been declared a national day of mourning for President Ronald Reagan, as plans are being made for a state funeral that day. President George W. Bush is expected to speak at the ceremony, to be held at Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral.
Originally posted 06/05/2004 06:00PM
Ronald Reagan, the optimistic, avuncular 40th President of the United States, died at his California home following a long struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93.
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