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Former Louisiana governor dead at 93 after going into hospice care

EDWIN Edwards, the former governor of Louisiana, 已死 93 – a week after going into hospice care.

He passed away at his home in Gonzales with family and friends by his bedside, his spokesperson said.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has died aged 93

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has died aged 93信用: 美联社:美联社
Edwards served four terms as governor

Edwards served four terms as governor

He placed himself in a hospice last Sunday after a trip to the hospital following complaints of pain in his right lung, Fox8 报告.

The former politician, nicknamed theCajun King”, died at 7am Monday and was surrounded by his wife, 儿子, 朋友们, and his hospice nurse.

It’s reported that among his last words were: “I have lived a good life, had better breaks than most, had some bad breaks, 也, but that’s all part of it.

I tried to help as many people as I could and I hope I did that, and I hope, if I did, that they will help others, 也. I love Louisiana and I always will.”

Edwardsdaughter Anna paid tribute to her late father.

她说: “I am heartbroken at the loss of my father. He was a profound influence in my life and I will always miss him.

His passing will create a huge void, but I sincerely thank everyone who expressed love and concern.

‘A HUGE VOID

He touched the lives of many fellow Louisianans and I know he will be remembered with great fondness.

The former governor was sworn in by his brother in 1972 and served four terms in total.

He won a third term in office after defeating Republican Dave Treen in 1984 before winning a fourth term in a landslide victory against David Duke in 1991.

Duke was the former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

He won 1,057,031 votes in the electionthe highest ever number by a 路易斯安那州 gubernatorial candidate.

The Democrat was indicted on federal charges in 1998 after former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo admitted paying Edwards a $400,000 bribe for the governor’s help in getting him a riverboat gaming license, WAFB 报告.

Edwards was found guilty of counts including extortion, racketeering, 和洗钱. He served eight years in jail as he was released in 2011.

The former governor, who was known for his one-liners, served briefly in the Navy Air Corps near the end of World War II.

He gained a law degree from LSU before marrying Elaine Schwartzenburg who he met in high school.

He and Elaine had four children, 12 孙子, 和 19 great-grandchildren. Elaine passed away in 2018.

After divorcing Elaine in 1989, Edwards remarried twice.

Edwards with his now ex-wife Candy and daughter Anna in 2001

Edwards with his now ex-wife Candy and daughter Anna in 2001信用: 美联社:美联社
The former governor served eight years in jail

The former governor served eight years in jail信用: 美联社:美联社

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