Hillary and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Mondale. Joan was as wise and graceful in her role as our nation's Second Lady as she was unwavering in her support of art and artists. From the state of Minnesota, to Washington DC, to our embassy in Japan, Joan was a singular American who happily devoted her life to her family, her considerable skills to public service, and her great charm to all who had the good fortune to know her. We were honored by our friendship with Joan and Fritz for more than 35 years, and our hearts and prayers go out to him, and to Ted, William, and their entire family.
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