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"There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset.", Arlen Specter

from BBC News

Former US senator Arlen Specter dies

Arlen Specter, the former senator for Pennsylvania who late in life crossed the political divide from Republican to Democrat, has died aged 82. He passed away at home on Sunday from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. An independent-minded moderate, he spent three decades as a Republican senator before switching to Democrat in 2009 and losing the election. He left the Republican party because he said it had become too conservative.

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has just passed away. His son says he died at 82 of complications from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

from CNN

Arlen Specter -- 'one of the few truly wild cards' -- dead at 82 -

"Pennsylvania is a very tough state; people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics.", Arlen Specter

from The Huffington Post

Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter Dies