Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rep Norwood dies of lung disease and cancer

WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Norwood, a seven-term Republican congressman from Georgia, has died after battling cancer and lung disease, his office says.

Norwood had left Washington last week to receive hospice care at home in Georgia, forgoing further treatment for lung cancer that has spread to his liver.

At that time, Norwood's spokesman, John Stone, said the seven-term Republican was not yet resigning from Congress but had decided to go home to Augusta, Ga., to be with his family and "put it in the Lord's hands."