Rep. Norwood Dies
After a long battle with a debilitating lung disease and subsequent lung cancer, Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-Ga.) died this morning at his home in Augusta. He was 65.
Norwood received a lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2004, and developed non-small cell lung cancer the following year as a side effect.
After months of hospitalized treatment, Norwood announced on Feb. 7 that he would leave Washington, D.C., to return home for hospice care.
Norwood represented Georgia’s 10th Congressional district since 1995 and was re-elected last year in a landslide.
— Elizabeth Brotherton