(CNN) – Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who served five terms in the U.S. Senate since 1982 and was the chamber's last surviving World War II veteran, died Monday of viral pneumonia, his office announced.
Lautenberg, 89, missed key Senate votes late last year during a weeks-long absence due to a cold that turned into what he called a "severe case of bronchitis with fluid in the chest."
Thoughts,prayers to the Lautenberg family..Now Cory Booker does have his wish of filling a great democrates shoes,good luck Mr Booker , again my condolences to the Lauterberg family...
Thank you, Frank. You did a lot of good for the country. You'll be sorely missed in New Jersey.
–Jake from Bergen County
R.I.P. Sen. Lautenberg.
RIP Senator. Thank you for your service in the military and Congress.
RIP Senator. My condolences to your family. And, thank you for your service to our country both on the field of battle and in the halls of Congress.
God Bless you, Sen. Lautenberg. My prayers go out to your family but they will find peace in remembering all the good you did for this country not only in your political life but in your service to this country in war time. I hope your successor will honor and maintain your strong legacy.
Thank you for all you have done for new jersey sen, may god bless , the family of our sen who will always be remember.
Thank you , an honest man in a corrupt world .
RIP Senator Lautenberg may your legacy live on for all time