Betty Ford Dies: Former First Lady Dead At Age 93

posted 2011-07-08 21:24:05 by jeffjones

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Betty Ford, the wife of the late President Gerald Ford and whose battles with addiction led to the founding of a famed drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic bearing her name, died on Friday. Ford was 93.

"I was deeply saddened this afternoon when I heard of Betty Ford's death,'' former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a statement confirming Ford's death.