Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, 78, dies 10 years ago tonight (Jan 30 2006)

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(Monday, January 30, 2006, late evening PST) — Coretta Scott King, known first as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., then as his widow, then as an avid proselytizer for his vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change, died today at a hospital in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. She was 78.

The primary cause of death was “insufficient cardio-respiratory,” which simply means her heart and breathing stopped, said Dr. Carlos Guerrero Tejada, who certified her death. The underlying causes were cerebral vascular disease and ovarian cancer, according to the death certificate.

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