Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died in California at the age of 94.

Mrs Reagan had been living in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and had been in failing health in recent years.

Her 52-year marriage to Ronald Reagan was once described as the greatest love affair in the history of the American presidency.

When she became first lady in 1981, Mrs Reagan was criticised for an expensive renovation of the White House, but later became a much-loved figure.

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Image caption Mrs Reagan had been in failing health in recent years
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Image caption Her husband Ronald Reagan died in 2004

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