Dana Reeve Dies of Lung Cancer

3-7-06 - Dana Reeve, who fought for better treatments and possible cures for paralysis through a foundation named for her late actor-husband, has died. She was 44.

The Christopher Reeve Foundation says the wife of the actor of "Superman" fame died late yesterday of lung cancer.

Kathy Lewis, president and CEO of the foundation, issued a statement saying the death is saddening and that Dana Reeve's "grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances was a source of comfort and inspiration."