Former first lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, 96, died Sunday at her home, next to her husband Jimmy Carter, also at the end of his life, the Carter Center announced.
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In palliative care since Friday, he “died peacefully, with his family by his side,” at the couple’s home in Plains, in the state of Georgia (southeastern United States), said the foundation that manages the image and political legacy of Jimmy Carter in a press release.
“Rosalynn has been my equal partner in everything I’ve accomplished,” the former Democratic president was quoted as saying in the text.
The 99-year-old former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been receiving palliative care since February.
In the White House from 1977 to 1981, during a single term, he is the oldest American ex-president in history.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married in 1946.