Fred Thompson Dies, Aged 73, After Battle With Lymphoma


Fred Thompson (1942-2015)

Former Republican senator, presidential candidate, and actor Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73 after losing his battle with lymphoma.  Thompson played District Attorney Arthur Branch on Law and Order and was a senator from Tennessee from 1994 to 2003.  He also announced his campaign for presidency in 2007, but withdrew in early 2008 after performing poorly in the early primaries.

His family released a statement saying, “It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville, surrounded by his family.”


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