Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at age 96.
When her husband Jimmy Carter served as the 39th U.S. President, she focused national attention on numerous causes, including mental health research and performing arts.
Rosalynn was diagnosed with dementia in May and entered hospice care on Friday. The Carter Center confirmed that she died Sunday morning at her home in Plains, Georgia.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said in a statement from The Carter Center. “She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”
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