James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, gun-control advocate, dies

Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-04 14:11:13-04

(CNN) — James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday.

He was 73.

Following the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed, he became one of the nation’s most prominent gun-control advocates.