American Stalwart Bob Dole Passes Away At 98, US Flags At Half-Mast In Honour
Washington, Dec 6 (TNA) Republican Party stalwart and one of America’s most recognizable political figures throughout the latter half of the 20th century, passed away at the age of 98 on Sunday. "Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years," a statement from his family read.
He had announced in February that he was being treated for advanced lung cancer. President Joe Biden visited Dole shortly after learning of the diagnosis.Biden mourning the demise of Dole said: “Bob was an American statesman like few in our history. A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. And to me, he was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance, or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves," Biden said.
"I will miss my friend. But I am grateful for the times we shared, and for the friendship Jill and I and our family have built with Liddy and the entire Dole family." Flags at the White House and other public buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff in honor of Dole, according to a proclamation released by the White House.