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Representative John Lewis Passes Away at 80 After Battle With Cancer

Representative John Lewis Passes Away at 80 After Battle With Cancer

Congressman John Lewis has sadly passed away after a long bought with cancer, MSNBC reported during a breaking story on Friday (July 17).

According to the news, the US Representative was 80 and passed way in Atlanta, Georgia.

Multiple reports state that his battle with pancreatic cancer worsened over the past week and succumbed to the disease. Earlier in the week, it was falsely reported that John had died earlier in the week.

After being diagnosed in late December 2019, John shared a statement about his battle ahead.

I have been in some kind of fight ― for freedom, equality, basic human rights ― for nearly my entire life,” he said. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”

In one of his last tweets, John remembered the time he was arrested for using a white restroom during the Freedom Rides of 1961.

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