Former Governor and Senator Dies

Former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller died this morning at the age of 86, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

According to a statement from his family, Miller passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

Despite being a Democrat, Miller had a maverick reputation – he gave the keynote address at both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention. As a cultural conservative he was increasingly out of place in a political party that shunned his small town, Appalachian Mountain roots.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

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