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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.

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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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Dragon Tattoo    

The fact that Lindsay Lohan has been at her facility treatment didn't need to be mentioned since Lindsay has been to most rehabs centers in the US with no success. RIP MRS. FORD. But I think is funny you mentioned Lindsay ahead of all the other celebs.

1112 days ago
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middleagedcrazy    

Condolences to the Ford family -- may she and her husband rest in peace.

As leaders, both of them were honest, funny and capable people. We will all miss her.

Again, condolences to the Ford family.

1112 days ago
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Oakley Sunglasses    

Betty Fordwas a very classy and wonderful 1st lady...she showed that all that glitters is not gold....may she rest in peace!Betty Ford

1112 days ago
34.

Wilhelmina    

A compassionate advocate for all. R.I.P.

1112 days ago
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Luke Mason    

RIP MRS. FORD :(

1112 days ago
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Lisa H    

RIP Betty Ford. A life well lived.

1112 days ago
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lou    

Goodbye, Betty and thanks for all of your contributions. Rest in peace.

1112 days ago
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TRICkaHOEdotCOM    

Jesus TMZ, out of all the magical and inspiring things Mrs. Ford has done you only talked about her past drinking issues and then all the celebs that went to treatment at the ford center. You really do just try to drag people through the mud. Its shameful!

1112 days ago
39.

Truth    

What a great lady whom helped slot of people. RIP Betty I will always have you in my heart!

1112 days ago
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RICHARD X DOUGLAS    

Its a pity , she is gone , its an icon, all famous people and rich trusted her clinic,

1112 days ago
41.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Going on a whiskey bender in honour of Betty.

1112 days ago
42.

Jano    

KikiOttawa
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.
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Thanks Kiki!
I have always wanted to say that!!

RIP Betty!!

1112 days ago
43.

Dragon Tattoo    

Somewhere in Hollywood Lindsay is drinking on her honor. Too soon?

1112 days ago
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writenow    

Unfortunately most people don't remember she was always a class act. Also unfortunately, her views on anonymity birthed the low life Dr. Drew types.

1112 days ago
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abreastwithadam.com    

Will her clinic still be open? I've always wanted to go there.

1112 days ago
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