Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid Passes Away, Nevada Officials Respond

Nevada officials made statements paying tribute to Senator Reid

Yesterday, Harry Reid, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving congress member, passed away at the age of 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

According to a statement, his wife, Lara Reid, and family members said he died “peacefully” at his home in Henderson surrounded by friends.

His wife of 62 years said in a statement, “We are so proud of the legacy he leaves behind both on the national stage and [in] his beloved Nevada.”

The one time amateur boxer turned lawyer and “one of the toughest dealmakers in Congress” has left the ring.

The Las Vegas airport held a ceremony on December 14, which officially changed its name from McCarran Airport to the Harry Reid International Airport, honoring the late U.S. Senator.

Nevada officials made statements paying tribute to Senator Reid and recognize the accomplishments of the fierce former leader of Nevada.

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