Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana governor, dies at age 93

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FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards addresses the crowd during an election watch party in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards, the high-living four-term governor whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by scandal and an eight-year federal prison stretch, died Monday, July 12, 2021, of respiratory problems. He was 93. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Edwin Edwards, the lively former Louisiana governor who served time for racketeering, dies at age 93.

This news follows an announcement made last week that Edwards was in hospice care. Those who are close to him said he was facing death with a positive spirit; saying “I have lived a good life”.

Edwards carried catchy nicknames throughout his life such as the Silver Fox and the Cajun Prince.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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