Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Former President Ford Dead at 93

The now longest-living President of the United States (surpassing Ronald Reagan) Gerald Rudolph Ford, has passed away at the age of 93.

Ford's wife Betty announced his passing in a statement saying he "died peacefully", but no cause of death was announced.

Ford had been suffering from a variety of health problems, and in August underwent an "angioplasty procedure to reduce or eliminate blockages in his coronary arteries."

Funeral arrangements are still to be announced.