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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has passed away at the age of 94.

She died of congestive heart failure at her Bel Air home, the Reagan library said.

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Nancy Reagan’s 52-year marriage to ex-President Ronald Reagan was once described as the US presidency’s greatest love affair.

From 1981-89 Nancy Reagan was one of the most influential first ladies in US history; initially criticized for an expensive renovation of the White House, but later becoming a much-loved figure.

Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the library said in a statement.

President Barack Obama said Nancy Reagan “redefined the role” of First Lady.