America’s Democracy has suffered a big loss as one of its most influential figures who changed and shaped the history of the Senates, Harry Reid, has been confirmed dead.
Many have mourned his death, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who said Reid was one of the most amazing individuals he had ever met. He revealed this in a tweet.
Harry Reid death: What killed Harry Reid?
Harry Reid died from pancreatic cancer. His family confirmed in a statement that Reid died after a “four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.”
The wife of Harry Reid, Landra Reid said in a statement that his family is so proud of the legacy Reid leaves behind, both on the national stage and his beloved Nevada.
She said Harry was deeply touched to see his decades of service to Nevada honored in recent weeks with the renaming of Las Vegas’ airport in his honor.
Harry Reid was on December 2, 1939, in Searchlight, Nevada, United States.
His father Harry Vincent Reid was a rock miner and his mother, Inez Orena Reid, did laundry for the brothels and casinos.
Despite his family background, Harry Reid rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Senate history. He served as the United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017.