Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies at 96


Rosalynn Carter, a former first lady of the United States and lifelong advocate for women’s rights, human rights, and mental health, died on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at home in Plains, Georgia, according to a statement from the Carter Center. She was 96 years old.

Carter and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, now 99, celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary this year, making them the longest-married presidential couple in history, according to the Atlanta news station 11 Alive.

Just two days before her death, the Carter Center announced that she had entered hospice care at home. Roughly six months ago, her family released a statement sharing that she had been diagnosed with dementia.

Rosalynn Carter is survived by her husband, 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.


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