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LA "Cajun King" Dies

 

Edwin Edwards

Edwin Edwards

Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana governor, passed away at age 93 on Monday, July 12, 2021. He will be remembered for his dynamic leadership that transcended party lines and helped shape Louisiana politics.

An Edwards family spokesperson shared that the former state leader departed the world with family and friends by his bedside. Weeks before his death, Edwards accepted hospice care at his home. He allegedly died of respiratory issues.

Governor Edwards had a colorful and controversial personal and professional life. He served in the US Navy Air Corps at the end of World War II; upon fini...



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