Fred Thompson In Memoriam
Former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime Law and Order star Fred Thompson has died.
Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued by his family. Thompson, who had recently purchased a house in Nashville to return to Tennessee, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
"It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family," the statement reads.