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Former President Ronald Reagan Dies At 93

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From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON - Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was "morning again in America," died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer's disease, a family friend said. He was 93.

He died at his home in California, according to the friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Rest in peace Gipper.

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File photo of U.S. President Ronald Reagan (R) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at the White House, on December 8 1987. Reagan was elected as the 40th U.S. president in 1980. Former U.S. President Reagan's health is deteriorating and he could have only weeks to live, a U.S. source close to the situation said on June 4, 2004. Reagan, now 93, has long suffered from the brain-wasting Alzheimer's disease. The source said Reagan's condition had worsened in the past week. 'The time is getting close,' he said. REUTERS/Dennis Paquin/FILE

President Ronald Reagan poses for photographers after his address to the Nation from the Oval Office in this Oct. 15, 1987 file photo. Reagan spoke on Judge Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court. It is reported that Reagan died on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 93. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who forged a conservative revolution that transformed American politics, died on June 5, 2004 after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease, U.S. media reported. Reagan is pictured handing a hankerchief to former first lady Nancy Reagan during a farewell party given by the White House staff, in this January 18, 1988 file photo. REUTERS/Leighton Mark


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Comments (7)

Rest in Peace, big guy. We ... (Below threshold)

Rest in Peace, big guy. We will always remember you for destroying the Evil Empire and building the World's sole Superpower. We have a lot to thank you for. You've done a lot of good for this world. You were a good man.

He was my favorite Presiden... (Below threshold)

He was my favorite President. And though I mourn his passing, I'm happy that he no longer has to live through the affliction of Alzheimer's.

I remember, as a young man, being completely fascinated during his speeches. They called Reagan the "Great Communicator." He told stories that made me remember the stories my grandfather told my brother and I when we were growing up.

He seemed the perfect person to lead the country during a time when the Cold War was ending and our place in the world was more... concrete.

He was my favorite President.

Bon voyage, Mr. President. Thank you for leading us into a world that made me proud to be an American. You have my respect.


I'm not surprised, but I st... (Below threshold)

I'm not surprised, but I still am saddened. I always thought he was wonderful, even though I was too young to vote for him. I was lucky at that age because when you're young, you don't have a party preference and the president is simply a great man.

In my older eyes, I was right - he was a great man!

RIP Gipper

Freed of his affliction at ... (Below threshold)

Freed of his affliction at last. Bon voyage, Ron -- and thank you.

While I rarely agreed with ... (Below threshold)

While I rarely agreed with his politics. I admired his courage and commitment. He was a Great President, and his legacy will live on. Goodbye Mr. President, and rest easy.

More <a href="http://www.g0... (Below threshold)
President Reagen was like a... (Below threshold)

President Reagen was like a my great grandfather!
all though my great grandfather was not a president but i mourn his death i miss him sooo much !






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