Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco Dies

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco died Sunday at the age of 76, after a long battle with cancer.

Blanco was the first woman elected governor of Louisiana.

According to WBRZ

Blanco had been in the care of hospice for the last few weeks, WBRZ learned.

Blanco was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2011, and the disease reappeared during a checkup in 2017. In December of 2018 she publicly said there’s “no escape” from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body.

Blanco is a devout Catholic and says she’s made peace with the disease.

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