Former first lady of the United States and influential campaigner Nancy Reagan has died from congestive heart failure aged 94, it emerged on Sunday.
After news of her death broke tributes rolled in from across the political landscape.
President Barack Obama said that Reagan "had redefined the role" of FLOTUS:
Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice.
Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here.
Within minutes of her death being announced, what we can only assume to be preprepared obituaries appeared online.
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While the majority played their role as fitting memoriam to the powerful woman she was, the tendency to fall back on her appearance, her dedication to her husband, her style and her "Gucci-clad fist" was overwhelming.
And there was very little mention of how being First Lady is an outdated job, for which women who are successful in their own right - like actor Nancy Reagan, or ex-Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - give up their own careers in order to focus on their husband's presidency.