May 20, 2020: Annie Glenn, the wife of the first American to orbit Earth, died Tuesday at age 100 of complications from COVID-19.
After her husband John Glenn's space flight in 1962, Annie Glenn tried to avoid media attention because she had a severe stutter. She then became an advocate for people with speech disorders, the Associated Press reported.
Annie Glenn died in a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.
"Annie will be remembered for her work in helping others, including those who shared her difficulties with communication disorders," US Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, said in a statement, the AP reported.
John and Annie Glenn were married for 73 years. John Glenn died in 2016.
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