Harry Reid, the son of a Nevada miner who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Senate history, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 82.
Reid’s family said in a statement that he died Tuesday afternoon after a “four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.”
“We are so proud of the legacy he leaves behind both on the national stage and his beloved Nevada,” his wife, Landra Reid, said in a statement. “Harry was deeply touched to see his decades of service to Nevada honored in recent weeks with the renaming of Las Vegas’ airport in his honor.”