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Former US first lady Rosalynn Carter dead at 96

By AFP
November 20, 2023
Former President Jimmy Carter (L) and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter attend the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015. — AFP
Former President Jimmy Carter (L) and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter attend the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015. — AFP

Washington: Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former president Jimmy Carter, died at age 96 at her home in Georgia, the couple´s non-profit organisation announced.

“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women´s rights, passed away on Sunday, Nov 19, at 2:10 pm at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side,” the Carter Center said in a statement.