Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Says The Former President’s Life Is ‘Coming To The End’

Jimmy Carter Signs Copies Of His New Book "Faith: A Journey For All"
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event for his new book 'Faith: A Journey For All' at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Midtown Manhattan, March 26, 2018 in New York City. Carter, 93, has been a prolific author since leaving office in 1981, publishing dozens of books. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Jimmy Carter Signs Copies Of His New Book “Faith: A Journey For All” NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 26: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event for his new book ‘Faith: A Journey For All’ at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Midtown Manhattan, March 26, 2018 in New York City. Carter, 93, has been a prolific author since leaving office in 1981, publishing dozens of books. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
1:02 PM – Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Jimmy Carter’s grandson gave a health update on the former U.S. president, expressing that his life is “coming to an end.” 

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Jason Carter gave an update on his relative during a mental health forum at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

“My grandfather is doing OK. He has been in hospice, as you know, for almost a year and a half now,” Jason Carter said. “And he really is, I think, coming to the end of that — as I’ve said before, there’s a part of this faith journey that is so important to him. And there’s a part of that faith journey that you can only live at the very end, and I think he has been there in that space.” 

Jimmy, 99, began hospice care in February 2023 in Plains, Georgia. His wife of 77 years, Eleanor Rosalynn Carter, recently died in November 2023.

“This is of course the first of these forums since that day,” Jason Carter said. “But the outpouring of love and support that we as a family received from the people in this room and from the rest of the world was just so remarkable and meaningful to us.”

“And it really turned that whole process into a celebration,” he continued.

Jason recalled a recent visit with Jimmy in Plains, during which they both watched an Atlanta Braves baseball game.

“But I said, Paw Paw, you know, I can’t—people ask me how you’re doing. And I say, ‘I don’t know,'” Jason said.

“And he said, ‘Well, I don’t know myself,'” the younger Carter said, as the members in the audience chuckled. “So, he’s still there.”

Jimmy was the 39th president of the United States and is the oldest living former U.S. president.

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