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Former first lady Betty Ford dead at 93

By Muriel Kane
Friday, July 8, 2011 21:25 EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Betty Ford, the wife of the late President Gerald Ford and whose battles with addiction led to the founding of a famed drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic bearing her name, died on Friday. Ford was 93.

“I was deeply saddened this afternoon when I heard of Betty Ford’s death,” former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a statement confirming Ford’s death.

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Paul Simao)

Source: Reuters US Online Report Domestic News

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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