Nancy Davis Reagan, the widow of former US President, Ronald Reagan has died of congestive heart failure. She was aged 94.
Her steely will and fierce loyalty to her husband made her one of the most influential and controversial American first ladies.
The former actress entered the political spotlight when her husband was elected California governor in 1966. By the time he ascended to the Oval Office in 1981, she was a seasoned political wife, unafraid to take on perceived enemies, including White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan and several cabinet members. Ronald Reagan died in 2004.
As first lady, she worked for some causes of her own, most notably her “Just Say No” campaign warning the nation’s youths about drug abuse. Her message was spread by other community-based organizations and was credited with raising national awareness of the problem.