Former White House press secretary James Brady dies
Former White House Press Secretary under the Reagan Administration James Brady (L) is greeted by ABC National Correspondent Ann Comton (R) during his visit to the White House Briefing Room, which named after Brady, June 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. Brady was shot in the head and became permanently disabled during the assassination attempt on former president Ronald Reagan in 1981. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images
James Brady, the former White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73. Brady was badly wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan, and went on to become a respected gun-control advocate.