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Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dies at 73

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James Brady, former White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73, the Associated Press is reporting.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim “Bear” Brady has passed away after a series of health issues,” Brady’s family said in a statement obtained by the AP. “His wife, Sarah, son, Scott, and daughter, Missy, are so thankful to have had the opportunity to say their farewells.”

Brady survived a 1981 presidential assassination attempt on President Reagan. According to ABC News, “the shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.”

For more, including Brady’s work in support of gun control, click on over to ABC News.

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