BREAKING: Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai Has Died at 49

mark takaiCongressman Mark Takai, who has represented Hawaii’s 1st district since last year, passed away today at age 49.

Takai had been battling pancreatic cancer and announced recently he would not be seeking reelection because of it.

His office released the following statement:

His colleagues have already expressed their condolences on Twitter:

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