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Former White House Press Secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this file photo from March 30, 2011. Brady, critically wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan, has died, a spokeswoman told Reuters August 4, 2014. He was 73. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

James Brady, shot during assassination attempt on Reagan, dies at 73

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James Brady, a former U.S. presidential press secretary who became a leading gun control crusader after he was critically wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said on Monday. He was 73.
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The March 30, 1981, attack on Reagan left Brady partially paralyzed due to brain damage.

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