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Former governor dies, at the age 76

Former governor dies, Booth Gardner was a two-term governor whose biggest political effort came long after he left the Washington state Capitol. Gardner, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease two years after he ended his final term as the state's 19th governor, spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill. In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, Booth Gardner sits in Wright Park, near his home in Tacoma. Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76. Gardner died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his Tacoma home, family spokesman Ron Dotzauer said Saturday. He was the state's 19th governor. While Gardner knew he wouldn't qualify to use the law – Parkinson's disease it

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