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Breaking News: Tom Lantos has died

Posted by Oyster on February 11, 2008

Tom Lantos rally

Tom Lantos, z”l. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Tom Lantos, z”l, the Bay Area Congressman (D – San Mateo), Holocaust survivor, and humanitarian, has died today. Presumably from complications surrounding his recently announced diagnosis of esophageal cancer. He was 80.

G-d has taken a hero from the Jewish people. May his memory be for a blessing.

Oy Bay will keep you posted as news unfolds about upcoming commemorations and mourning. Anyone who has information about his Hebew name is asked to leave a comment with that information.

Coverage: SFist, the Chron, the Examiner, Jewlicious, CBS5, the Merc.

One Response to “Breaking News: Tom Lantos has died”

  1. Eli Verschleisser said

    He was a Very fine Man… A Mench… He will be missed.

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