Peatsy Hollings, wife of former Sen. Fritz Hollings, dies at 77

Peatsy Hollings and her husband, former Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings are shown at a Senate dinner in this 2004 file photo. Peatsy Hollings died Sunday at the age of 77 after a long illness.

Peatsy Hollings, wife of former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, passed away Sunday night .

Hollings, 77, succumbed after what friends said was a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She and Hollings had been married for 41 years. It was her first marriage, his second.

Fritz Hollings turned 90 in January.

Throughout their marriage and his political career the pair was considered inseparable whether it was on the stump or traveling around the state.

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