James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, dies – CNN.com

Sad to see the passing of a great man.


-- James Brady, a former White House press secretary who was severely wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and later became a prominent gun-control advocate, has died.

Suffering a head wound, it was erroneously reported at one point that Brady had died. He was, however, left partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

James Brady, a former White House press secretary who became a prominent gun-control advocate after he was wounded in the 1981 attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life, died Monday, August 4. He was 73.

Police and Secret Service agents react during the Reagan assassination attempt, which took place March 30, 1981, after a conference outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington. Lying on the ground in front is wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty. Brady is behind him, also lying face down.


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