Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88
December 17th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

(CNN) – Daniel Inouye, the Medal of Honor-winning World War II veteran who represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades, has died at age 88, his office announced Monday.

Inouye had been hospitalized for "respiratory complications" after starting treatment to regulate his oxygen intake last week, his spokesman, Peter Boylan, told CNN earlier Monday.

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  1. fred17

    Sad news. But happens when we allow people to serve in Congress 'Forever".

    December 17, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. Pete

    My condolences to Sen.Inouyes family and close friends,he'll be missed ..They don't make civil servants for our country like him anymore,again RIP Mr.Inouye you'll be sorely missed!!

    December 17, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. H mann

    Class act, war hero, great statesman, wonderful patriot, true american citizen. Major player in modern times in senate under difficult period history representing unique and beautiful part usa! R i p forever!!!

    December 17, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. David

    Great Senator. He will besorely missed, very balanced and WW2 veteran, i am not sure if they them anymore!!!!

    December 17, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. Terry Turner

    No person should ever hold elective office for 50 years. God bless him, and may he rest in peace, but he should have been forcibly retired at least thirty years ago.

    December 17, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. CBR

    The Senate and the country have lost a good man, Daniel Inouye. He is a man who represented Hawaii and had a perspective that others did not.

    December 17, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Larry L

    Aloha to a wonderful man and true American hero.

    December 17, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    A giant has left the Senate and the world.

    December 17, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  9. A little sad

    RIP to a great public servant.

    December 17, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  10. Hollowell Jones

    Met him when I was stationed in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks in 1969.

    December 17, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |