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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden On the Passing of Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan defined grace, courage, and loyalty. An accomplished actress, First Lady of California, and First Lady of the United States, she understood public service is a noble endeavor. She was a strong voice to keep children safe from drugs, and she reached out to give comfort to fellow cancer survivors, communities touched by gun violence, and families as they cared for a loved one on the lonely walk of Alzheimer's. That's who she gave voice to in her service to our country. And together, she and our 40th president gave meaning to a poet's words:

"Come live with me and be my love/And we will all the pleasures prove."

Nancy and Ronald Reagan proved those pleasures for more than half a century. They are now together to prove them once again.

Jill and I offer our deepest condolences to Patti, Ron, Michael, and the entire Reagan family.