(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.
Sad news. But happens when we allow people to serve in Congress 'Forever".
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!!
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!!!
Great Senator. He will besorely missed, very balanced and WW2 veteran, i am not sure if they them anymore!!!!
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.
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.
Aloha to a wonderful man and true American hero.
A giant has left the Senate and the world.
RIP to a great public servant.
Met him when I was stationed in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks in 1969.