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Celebrity Deaths in Politics

  • Ed Lee, 65 (1952 - 2017)

    Ed Lee

    Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • John Anderson, 95 (1922 - 2017)

    John Anderson

    Former longtime Illinois Congressman John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ed Flanagan, 66 (1950 - 2017)

    Ed Flanagan

    The former Vermont auditor of accounts and state senator credited as the first openly gay lawmaker in the country elected to statewide office has died. Ed Flanagan died Friday at a nursing home in New Hampshire, according to the Associated Press. He was 66. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Pete Domenici, 85 (1932 - 2017)

    Pete Domenici

    Pete Domenici, former Senator from New Mexico, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Albuquerque, according to The Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Helmut Kohl, 87 (1930 - 2017)

    Helmut Kohl

    Helmut Kohl, the German statesman who served as chancellor of West Germany, oversaw reunification, and then served as chancellor of a united Germany, died Friday, June 16, 2017, according to the German newspaper Bild. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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