Former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada’s longest-serving congressman Harry Reid died on December 28, 2021 at the age of 82.
Harry’s wife Landra made the announcement to the world.
Landra Reid: “I am heartbroken to announce the passing of my husband, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by our family, following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Harry was 82 years old.” pic.twitter.com/XQRX6H9BM5
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 29, 2021
His pancreatic cancer was thought to have been improving back in 2018 after an experimental surgery put it in “complete remission.”
Turns out, it wasn’t so. Four years is a long time to fight any battle, much less with an opponent as devastating as cancer.
Reid served as majority leader from 2007 to 2015 after Democrats regained control of the Senate. Among the people mourning his death are Chuck Schumer and Steve Sisolak.
Harry Reid was one of the most amazing individuals I've ever met
He never forgot where he came from and used those boxing instincts to fearlessly fight those who were hurting the poor & the middle class
He’s gone but will walk by the sides of many of us in the Senate every day pic.twitter.com/8T9PiD7vY4
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 29, 2021
Senator Harry Reid was a mentor, father figure, and someone I always looked up to—There will never be another leader like him.
Kathy and I send our condolences to Landra and the Reid family.
Senator Reid will be deeply missed but the mark he left on our state will last forever. pic.twitter.com/FU08pACpo0
— Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) December 29, 2021
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