Rosalynn Carter Passes at 96:
Former first lady and mental health advocate Rosalynn Carter, wife of President Jimmy Carter, dies at 96.
Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May, and her health had been in decline. She entered hospice care at home on Friday.
The former first lady joined her husband, Jimmy Carter, in hospice care at their Georgia home. Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care since February.
Jimmy Carter praised Rosalynn as his "equal partner" in all accomplishments, highlighting her wise guidance and unwavering support.
Besides being a loving mother and first lady, Rosalynn Carter's humanitarian legacy includes founding the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers in 1987.
Mental Health Advocate:
Rosalynn Carter was a pioneer in mental health advocacy, addressing stigma and promoting support for individuals and families seeking mental health care.
Political and Diplomatic Role:
A fierce ally in Jimmy Carter's political career, she also played a significant role in diplomatic missions, including a historic 1977 trip to Latin America.
Condolences and Tributes:
Leaders, including Jill Biden, George W Bush, and Nancy Pelosi, express condolences, praising Rosalynn's dignity, strength, and contributions to mental health and diplomacy.