SEN. PAUL SIMON, R.I.P.
AP reports some sad news:
Paul Simon, the bow-tie-wearing missionary’s son who rose from crusading newspaper owner to U.S. senator and presidential aspirant, died Tuesday, a day after undergoing heart surgery. He was 75.
Simon was surrounded by family members at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield when he died, according to a statement from Southern Illinois University, where Simon started a public policy institute after his retirement.
Simon was surrounded by family members when he died, according to a statement from SIU.
I didn’t realize Simon was already 75–but then 75 isn’t all that old these days.