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Gerald R. Ford, ex-president of U.S., dies at 93

Gerald R. Ford, ex-president of U.S., dies at 93

Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal-shattered White House as the 38th president and the only one never elected to nationwide office, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93.
"My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement, which was issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."
He died at 6:45 p.m. (local time) Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, about 209 kilometers east of Los Angeles, his office said in a statement. No cause of death was released. Funeral arrangements were to be announced yesterday.
Ford was the longest living president, followed by Ronald Reagan, who also died at 93
"The American people will always admire Gerald Ford's devotion to duty, his personal character and the honorable conduct of his administration," U.S. President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday night. "We mourn the loss of such a leader, and our 38th president will always have a special place in our nation's memory."
Ford had been living at his desert home in Rancho Mirage, California, about 209 kilometers east of Los Angeles.


Updated : 2021-06-14 11:48 GMT+08:00