Livestream: Politicians and Stars Attend Nancy Reagan’s Funeral
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan's funeral is set to take place at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, today.
The funeral is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Watch the livestream below.
Some of the invited political figures invited include Michelle Obama, George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, California's Gov. Jerry Brown, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. President Obama will miss the funeral since he is flying to Texas for the SXSW festival, where he will deliver a keynote about technology.
Celebrities who are part of the guest list include Tom Selleck, Wayne Newton, Anjelica Huston, Melissa Rivers, Tina Sinatra, Bo Derek, Mr. T, and Ralph Lauren.
Media big shots Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Larry King are also scheduled to attend the funeral. Brokaw will give a eulogy at the service.
Before her death, Nancy took part in the planning of the funeral, including the request to have a love letter from her late husband President Ronald Reagan read at the service. Melissa Giller, spokesperson for the Ronald Reagan Library, said in a statement, "First ladies and presidents actually begin planning their funerals while they're in the White House... And every few years after the plans are taken out and looked at. She was intricately involved in the guest list, all the way down to the flowers on the casket… everything.”
Many mourners paid their respects to Nancy at a public viewing at the Ronald Reagan Library earlier this week.
Following the funeral, Nancy will be buried next to Ronald Reagan, who died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease in 2004 at age 93.