Former Ala. Gov. Wallace dies at 79

September 14, 1998
Former Gov. George C. Wallace, who declared ``segregation forever'' and later was paralyzed by a would-be assassin's bullet as he campaigned for the presidency in 1972, died Sunday. He was 79.
     Wallace, who recanted his segregationist stand later in his career and won his final term with the help of black votes, had battled Parkinson's disease as well as the lingering effects of his wounds. He had been hospitalized repeatedly.
     Wallace entered the hospital Thursday, suffering from breathing problems and septic shock caused by a severe bacterial infection. He also had been hospitalized this summer with similar problems.