Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States, dies at 96

Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter. Flickr – CC

Jimmy Carter’s wife died on Sunday at her home, alongside the former President of the United States. She was 96 years old.

Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter, 96, died Sunday at her home, alongside her husband, also at the end of his life, announced the Carter Center.

«she passed away peacefully, with her family by her side», in the couple’s house in Plains, in the state of Georgia (southeast of the United States), said the foundation managing the image and political legacy of Jimmy Carter in a press release.

Rosalynn has been my equal partner in everything I have accomplished“, declared the former Democratic president, quoted in the text.

The former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, aged 99, since February.

In the White House from 1977 to 1981, for a single term, he is the oldest former American president in history.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married in 1946.

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