Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died following her battle with dementia. She was 96.
The humanitarian and wife of 39th President Jimmy Carter died peacefully in her home with her family by her side, per a statement provided to The New York Post from the Carter Center.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said.
“She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”
Rosalynn was diagnosed with dementia in May 2023, joining her husband in home hospice care in November.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams expressed his condolences via X, formerly Twitter, Sunday, writing, “First Lady Rosalynn Carter lived a life of faith, service and decency. Her passing is a loss for our country.”
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer our condolences to President Carter, the Carter family and all who knew and loved her.”
Senator Cory Booker also tweeted about the first lady’s passing.
“All her life Rosalynn Carter dedicated herself to serving others. As First Lady she served our country with grace and kindness. My heart is with her love of over 75 years, President Carter and their family today.”