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December 17, 2012


Inouye Dies

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) died today of a respiratory ailment, "ending a life of remarkable service for his country and Hawaii that included sacrificing his right arm in World War II combat and spending 50 years as a U.S. senator," the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports. He was 88 years old.

According to his office, Inouye's last word was "Aloha."

Roll Call: "He was seen using oxygen around the Capitol before being admitted to George Washington University hospital. It was explained at the time that because of a misdiagnosis of lung cancer several decades ago, Inouye had part of one of his lungs removed, causing the need for the oxygen treatment. Other news outlets have reported that Inouye may also have suffered from emphysema."












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