Rep. Bill Young, Longest-Serving GOP Member in House, Dies At Age 82

Posted at 9:02 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 21:02:29-04

250CW_Bill_Young_Portrait(CNN) — Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, died Friday evening, his chief of staff said.

Harry Glenn said that C.W. Bill Young was surrounded by family when he died at 6:50 p.m. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“The cause of death was complications related to a chronic injury,” Glenn said.

News of Young’s death came two days after his family said in a statement that he was “gravely ill.”

The 22-term representative wasn’t on the House floor for the vote on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling. Just last week, he announced that he wouldn’t run for another term.

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