A White House official says the health of former President Ronald Reagan has deteriorated and that he may have only weeks to live.
The official said the White House made inquiries Friday amid increasing concerns about the health of Mr. Reagan, who has not been seen in public for a decade since disclosing that he suffers from Alzheimer's, a debilitating brain disease.
The official, who asked not to be named, said the former president's health has become significantly worse in recent days and that "the time is getting close."
The official spoke in Paris (Saturday) as President Bush arrived in the French capital on the second stop of his European visit.
The 93-year-old Mr. Reagan has lived longer than any other U.S. president.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.