Former Mississippi first lady Pat Fordice died Thursday at her home in Madison after battling cancer. She was 72.
Fordice had announced in December that she had cancer. She has declined to be interviewed about her treatment and would not say what kind of cancer she had.
Family spokeswoman Stacey Hight told The Associated Press this morning that arrangements are pending.
Hight said Fordice was surrounding by family. She is survived by four children and many grandchildren.