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‘I will never forget her’: Mr T pays tribute to Nancy Reagan, calling his contribution to her Just Say No campaign the highlight of his career
During Mr T’s stint as Mr Claus at the White House Christmas decorations unveiling in 1983, Nancy sat on Mr T’s lap and gave him a kiss on the forehead
- Mr T commemorated Nancy Reagan after her death on Sunday at age 94
- He was invited to sit in as Santa Claus at White House in December 1983
- Nancy spearheaded the ‘Just Say No’ campaign against drugs
- Mr T filmed his own anti-drugs message for her and called it ‘the highlight of my career’
- In a series of tweets on Monday evening, he vowed to carry on her legacy
Mr T paid tribute to Nancy Reagan in a series of heartfelt tweets on Monday, calling his work with the former First Lady’s Just Say No campaign against drugs ‘the highlight of my career’.
Nancy, who passed away at the weekend at 94, invited the A-team actor to sit in as Santa Claus during a White House Christmas celebration in 1983.
Mr T later participated in her campaign and filmed a humorous public service announcement in which the former bouncer employs intimidation tactics to dissuade kids from trying drugs.
On Monday evening, he penned a series of eight tweets in memory of Nancy and vowed to continue her legacy.
Mr T commemorated Nancy Reagan, who died on Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure at the age of 94, in a series of tweets (above). The two worked together on her famous Just Say No campaign against drugs
During Mr T’s stint as Mr Claus at the White House Christmas decorations unveiling, Nancy sat on Mr T’s lap and gave him a kiss on the forehead.
The moment was immortalized in an iconic photograph showing the odd couple in a moment of surprising intimacy.
The professional wrestler, rapper and actor, born as Lawrence Tureaud, told The Independent in a 2008 interview that Nancy and Ronald Reagan had heard about his work telling kids to stay away from drugs.
On Monday night, Mr T tweeted: ‘I mourn the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was very special to me.