By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (Information):
Las Vegas, Nevada: Harry Reid, former United States Senator and longest serving senator in Nevada, has died on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021.
In a statement, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said. “I am heartbroken by the news of his passing. Kathy and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. We are especially thinking of Harry’s forever love, Landra. Perhaps what I appreciate most about Senator Reid’s legacy is he never forgot who he was or where he came from. From humble beginnings in Searchlight, he became one of the state’s most powerful and fiercest advocates in Washington, DC. He spent his life and his career fighting the good fight for all Nevadans. I feel lucky to have known him.”
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Harry Reid was born on Saturday, December 2nd, 1939, was raised in Searchlight, Nevada, south of Las Vegas and was 82 years old when he passed away.
Harry Reid served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, including eight years as Democratic majority leader, and was the longest serving senator in Nevada history when he retired in 2017.
In 2018, Reid underwent cancer surgery, and in 2020, Reid’s pancreatic cancer was in remission after he had an experimental treatment aimed at helping his immune system fight the disease.
On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada was renamed to the Harry Reid International Airport in his honor.
In a statement, Harry Reid’s wife, Landra Reid said, “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.”
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Harry Reid.