Presidential Candidates React to Death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan died at age 94.

She died of heart failure and will be buried next to her late husband President Ronald Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

"For conservatives, she has been a powerful living link to her husband's legacy as one of the greatest modern presidents," he said. "Through her work with the Reagan Library, she has been active in extending the impact of his leadership and message to a new generation.

"It was an honor to have met Mrs. Reagan when I spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2011," he said. "She went out of her way to warmly welcome Jeanette and me. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her, and forever remembered by a grateful nation."

The Democratic candidates also released statements.