WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., died Monday due to complications from cancer, his office announced.
He was 80.
All of our condolences to his family – he served his country well, and we are all lesser for his departure.
My condolences to his family.
My condolences go out to his family, staff and congressional district. During a summer internship I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Lantos and I can say he was one of the nicest politicians that I have ever met. He was well respected throughout the Hill and worked tirelessly for his consitutents. Congress would much more favorbly recieved if more U.S. representatives had the character of Congressman Lantos. I am more than positive that he will be truly missed not only by democrats but by all members of the House and U.S. Senate. Rest in Peace Congressman Tom Lantos, well done.
RIP, Tom. And thanks.
The House and the nation has lost a true patriot and public servant; there are few of his ilk and fewer still able to fill his shoes.
We are now missing someone who would know how to lead that committee. From surviving the Holocaust to serving in Congress, he has lead a remarkable life. May he be remembered well.
Rest in peace,
you were a great man,
thank you for your service to California, US and the world.
A terrific patriot who will be greatly missed.
What happens to his super-delegate?
Rep. Lantos was a man of reasoning and intelligence.
how do you replace the Conscience ot the House? the man fought for human rights his whole political career.
he will be missed.
Great loss! Tom Lantos was a rare politicians who will be truly and personally missed by many.
A remarkable man with a remarkable history of helping this country. We need more like him.
What now will happen to his super delegate endorsement of Hillary Clinton? Will we have to wait for an election in his district to put someone new into office and see who they will endorse?
This is truly a sad day. Rest in Peace Sir.
Rep.Lantos was an inspiring, genuine gentleman who overcame much to give even more.
The animals that you so deeply loved thank you for everything that you have done on their behalf as well.
Wow....this is a serious loss.
What a truly humble servant of this nation...
He will be missed
That's really too bad, but at least he had a full and meaningful life and provided a great service to this nation. He will be missed.
We have far too many politicians and far too few statesmen, Tom Lantus was truly one of the few. He will be missed.
Lantos was a great American. What a life!
what a sad loss of a great man :(
thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Lantos was a Superdelegate. Who will replace him?
Thanks for all the years of service to this great country. You will be missed by all of us, from the right to the left of the aisle. God Bless.
A great loss of a true patriot. The country needs more representatives like Mr Lantos. Vish sherman