Lou Gehrig’s widow, Diane, has told the ABC her late husband’s speech that he made to the US Congress in the days before he died was “unbelievable” and “unprecedented”.
Ms Gehrig said she and her husband had discussed the death of Mr Gehrig at a dinner in 1993, and the two were discussing the speech he made when the speaker was taken ill.
“Lou said to me that the next day, he went to the White House, and that he said, ‘We can’t have any speeches in this room’,” Ms Gegrig said.
Ms Geghrig said Mr Gehri’s speech was “totally incredible”. “
And I think that he was telling the truth.”
Ms Geghrig said Mr Gehri’s speech was “totally incredible”.
“It was very simple. “
If you’re going to lie, you’ve got to lie the truth. “
It was very simple.
I don�t think he ever did anything else.” “
I don’t think anybody in the world was better than Lou.
I don�t think he ever did anything else.”
Mr Gehring, who died on June 18, 1993, was diagnosed with lung cancer two years before he was set to become the first person ever to hold the presidency.
His family and friends paid tribute to the late leader, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January.
“His legacy lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of Americans who remember the love, warmth, kindness, humor, and generosity of Lou,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.
Ms Gehog said she was disappointed in the comments from her husband’s widow.
“They made no sense to me,” she said.