James Brady, the press secretary for Pres. Ronald Reagan, who was shot in the 1981 assassination attempt on the president, has died.
Brady, 73, (above, second from right) was among four people shot that day. He was partially paralyzed in the attempt on Reagan’s life and required the use of a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In the years that followed the shooting, Brady and his wife Sarah Brady became leading crusaders for gun control and would go on to create the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
In 2000, the White House Briefing Room was renamed the “James S. Brady Press Briefing Room” in his honor.
RIP James Brady. What an example of public service he set in the briefing room named after him. He'll be sorely missed & fondly remembered.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) August 4, 2014
RIP former WH press secretary James Brady
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 4, 2014
Very sad to learn of the passing of former Reagan WH Press Secretary James Brady, good gritty man who was a survivor so long RIP
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) August 4, 2014
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 4, 2014