Ronald Wilson Reagan, America's fortieth president, died Saturday at his home in California at the age of ninety-three.
During his two terms, Mister Reagan led a revolution in conservative politics in the United States. He also helped speed the end of the Soviet Union. The president known as the "Great Communicator" served in office from nineteen-eighty-one to nineteen-eighty-nine.
Mister Reagan was highly honored among Republicans, but left public life ten years ago because of Alzheimer's disease.
His life, first in Hollywood and then in politics, will be the subject of PEOPLE IN AMERICA next Sunday. To hear our latest news reports,For more coverage, go to voanews.com.