Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Former President Gerald Ford Dead at 93

The man who stepped into the Presidency at one of America's most turbulent times reportedly has died.

From CBS4Denver:
LOS ANGELES Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States, has died.

Details on his death Tuesday were not immediately available.

Ford had been fitted in August at the Mayo Clinic with an implantable cardiac pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat after he had been admitted to a Colorado Clini days earlier for tests.

In January 2006, he was hospitalized for 12 days in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for pneumonia. Then in July, Ford spent a few days in Colorado's Vail Valley Medical Center because of shortness of breath.

Ford became the nation's oldest living former president after the death of Ronald Reagan in 2004.

Ford and his wife, Betty, lived in Rancho Mirage, Calif.