Ronald Reagan Cause Of Death: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died Friday afternoon after two historic years in office during which he changed the Republican Party and profoundly determined the parameters of current political discourse. He was 93 years old.
Ten years after Reagan disclosed in an open letter to the American people that he had Alzheimer’s disease, he passed away in the presence of his wife and their children at their home in Bel Air, California. It is with great sadness that my family and I announce the passing of our beloved President Ronald Reagan,” Nancy Reagan said in a written statement. “Thank you for your prayers, everyone.”
Shortly after 4pm Eastern, President Bush heard the news; he had just finished dinner with French President Chirac in Paris. In Washington and California, preparations for the first presidential funeral to be held in the nation’s capital in more than 30 years were put in motion rapidly.
After laying in state in Simi Valley, Calif., Reagan’s remains will be flown by Air Force One to Washington, where he will be laid to rest in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday. There will be a horse-drawn caisson procession from the Capitol to a location near the White House later this week, presumably on Friday.
John C. Danforth, an Episcopalian pastor and former Republican senator from Missouri, will perform the funeral at Washington National Cathedral, where the body will be taken by hearse. After that, it will be transported back to California, where the corpse will be laid to rest at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
A representative for the library claimed that official plans will be released this morning. He called it a “sad hour in the life of America” following his phone call with Nancy Reagan. “The end of a great American life has arrived. With his grandeur and his decency, Ronald Reagan gained America’s admiration and its affection.
Confidence, strength, elegance, humility, and humour all come from knowledge, and he had all of these qualities in abundance.” Bush, who was wiping away tears, said: “He always assured us that the best was yet to come for the United States of America. We may take solace in the fact that this holds true for him as well. His job is over. He’ll soon be greeted with a gleaming metropolis.