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Betty Ford

Dead at 93

7/9/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Betty Ford -- former First Lady of the United States and wife of former President Gerald Ford -- has died.

Betty Ford Dead
Ford, who struggled with her own alcohol issues, founded the Betty Ford Center near Palm Springs in 1982, one of the premiere rehab facilities in the world.

Scores of celebrities have sought treatment at the facility -- including Lindsay Lohan, Chevy Chase, Kelsey Grammer, Elizabeth Taylor, Anna Nicole Smith, Ozzy Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, Johnny Cash, Liza Minnelli, Billy Joel, and David Hasselhoff.

Betty was 93.

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dave    

First.

1151 days ago
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Dragon Tattoo    

I thought she's been dead for ages. RIP Miss Ford...

1151 days ago
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Kirk    

RIP Betty

1151 days ago
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cadahstem    

Wow this is very sad. RIP Betty Ford you will be missed.

1151 days ago
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Sandra     

She had a long run at life and I respected her for dealing with her alcohol issues openly. She has left a lasting legacy! It's a sad time for her family!!

1151 days ago
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KikiOttawa    

RIP Betty.

Your legacy will live on.

BTW - what is the big deal about being the first poster/comment? All it proves is you have no life and lurk around refreshing the page until a new story pops up.

1151 days ago
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gutsygirl    

A strong and beautiful lady. May she rest in peace.

1151 days ago
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ELI    

R.I.P., Mrs. Ford.

1151 days ago
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Home Skillet    

OMG - I had a heart attack when I first read this and was thinking "Betty White!" Well, RIP Mrs. Ford - you did a lot of great work for the world. Thank you!

1151 days ago
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Jodi    

She had a long life. My condolences go out to her family.

1151 days ago
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dave    

Second

1151 days ago
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RIP    

FIRST -- RIP

1151 days ago
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Maverick    

An extraordinary woman. Great role model. R.I.P.

1151 days ago
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Kathy    

RIP Mrs. Ford

1151 days ago
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Tee    

She was an amazing woman. She will definitely be missed.

1151 days ago
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