John Dingell Jr., the statesman from Dearborn who served longer in Congress than anyone, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 his wife said. He was 92 years old.

He died peacefully at his home in Dearborn, surrounded by his wife, U.S. Rep. Deborah Dingell, her office said in a statement. 

“He was a lion of the United States Congress and a loving son, father, husband, grandfather, and friend,” the statement said.

“He will be remembered for his decades of public service to the people of Southeast Michigan, his razor-sharp wit and a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of all who walk this earth.”

A year ago, John Dingell was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had metastasized and which the former congressman chose not to treat, according to his family. He also had suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized in Detroit last year.

Source and Credit: Detroit News