US ex-prez Jimmy Carter’s wife Rosalynn, down with dementia, passes away at 96
ATLANTA: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as US president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96. The Carter Centre said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement announcing her death said she “died peacefully, with family by her side.” “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” said Carter. The Carters were married for more than 77 years, forging what they both described as a “full partnership.” Unlike many previous first ladies, Rosalynn sat in on Cabinet meetings, spoke out on controversial issues and represented her husband on foreign trips.