The former Connecticut senator, who was Al Gore‘s running mate in the 2000, died “due to complications from a fall,” according to his family

Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Former Senator Joe Lieberman

Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Former Senator Joe Lieberman

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman has died. He was 82.

“Former United States Senator Joseph I. Lieberman died this afternoon, March 27, 2024, in New York City due to complications from a fall. He was 82 years old. His beloved wife, Hadassah, and members of his family were with him as he passed. Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest,” his family said in a statement.

His funeral has been set for Friday in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut, per Reuters.

The four-term Senator from Connecticut became the first Jewish candidate on the national ticket of a major party in the 2000 election, when was former Vice President Al Gore’s running mate. They lost the election to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

His biography on Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman’s website states that he “served 24 years in the United States Senate, retiring in January 2013 following the end of his fourth term.”

“Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Lieberman served as the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for six years. He also served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate, including three terms as majority leader,” it continues.

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