Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73. He was a good-humored man, a well-known actor and onetime presidential candidate.
Many Americans around the country used Twitter to share their condolences.
Here’s the full stmt from the family of Fred Thompson RE: the sad news that the former Senator passed away today: pic.twitter.com/QpgZcLqqBB
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) November 1, 2015
Fred Thompson was a wonderful man.May he RIP. My deepest sympathies to his wife Jeri & their kids. https://t.co/9PmWGaTJjj
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 2, 2015
A great Tennessean died today Rest in peace Fred Thompson — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 2, 2015
A true gentleman. I was fortunate enough to have dined with him at our mutual friend’s dinner parties. A lovely man. https://t.co/LZpk2w1qGN — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 2, 2015
I am saddened by the news of Fred Thompson’s passing. Heidi and I will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/7MF8B0c6re
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 2, 2015
Senator and actor Fred Thompson has died, aged 73. “Stack ’em, pack ’em and rack ’em”. https://t.co/DqNM1V60NS
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) November 1, 2015
Fred Thompson was a wonderful man and tremendous public servant. Libby and I extend our deepest condolences to Jeri and the entire family. — George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) November 2, 2015
Fred Thompson, a man of character, commitment and enormous presence has been taken home. https://t.co/MV56wFnudu — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 2, 2015
Fred Thompson was one of — if not the — most naturally gifted politicians of his generation. https://t.co/Z4bnpZqVBR
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 2, 2015
So heartbroken to hear about @fredthompson A GREAT friend, father, husband and American. God take care of our friend and his family.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 2, 2015
@jmartNYT @maggieNYT I met Fred Thompson when I was in Marines. He loved the military and the USMC. God speed, sir. — Pol Taylor (@DeusVultUSMC) November 1, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of folksy Fred Thompson. An amazing American life. ?? pic.twitter.com/SQUMbI1vXo — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) November 1, 2015
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