James Brady, ex Reagan press secretary, dies

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

He was 73.

Brady was one of four people hurt in the shooting outside a Washington hotel. Shot in the head, 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.


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