The United State former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has died on Sunday morning at age 98, as announced by his wife foundation.
According to the tweet by Elizabeth Dole’s Foundation “It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon. #RememberingBobDole”
Dole made it known earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for stage 4 lung cancer, which made President Biden to visit him at his home in Washington DC.
Dole who was the former Kansas senator, was a World War II veteran who is unable to be using his right arm on the battlefield in Italy. Dole as a former national chairman of the World War II Memorial Commission, he has been of help to raise nearly $200 million for a WWII memorial on the National Mall, which was completed in 2004.
Dole who was the Republican Candidate in 1996 presidential election and had a political career spanning nearly four decades. The Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton presented a Presidential Medal to Dole months after winning the election against him.
Among those who mourn him were the former President George Bush who issued a statement on Sunday describing him as the “Finest of American values.”