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06/05/04

Former President Reagan Dies at 93

Ronald Reagan in his final televised presidential address to America. Ronald Reagan in his final televised presidential address to America.
The Reagans in the presidential motorcade. The Reagans in the presidential motorcade.
President Reagan's call to "tear down this wall" at the Berlin Wall. President Reagan's call to "tear down this wall" at the Berlin Wall.

After a ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease, Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died today at 4:00 p.m. (EST) at his California home. Reagan was 93 years old. In the last few days, the former president's health took a turn for the worse. A spokeswoman for the family says, Nancy Reagan, along with children Ron and Patti Davis, were at the Reagans' home when he died of pneumonia complicated by Alzheimer's.

Reagan's body is expected to be taken to the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. It will then be flown to Washington, D.C. where it will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. His funeral is expected to be at the National Cathedral; however, his body will be returned to California for burial at his library. As of now, no date has been set for his funeral.

WTOC will have more on President Reagan and his legacy, tonight on THE News at Eleven.

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