Former White House Press Secretary James Brady died on Monday at the age of 73, Brady's family told the Associated Press on Monday. Brady was struck in the head by a bullet during an assassination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan in March 1981, but retained the title of press secretary until Reagan left office in 1989. He became a strong gun control advocate, starting the Brady Campaign with his wife. In 2000, the White House named its briefing room after him. Upon news of Brady’s death, Washington politicians, White House press secretaries reporters and political reporters offered their remembrances on Twitter.