Rep. Norwood Dies

Posted February 13, 2007 at 1:04pm

After a long battle with a debilitating lung disease and subsequent lung cancer, Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-Ga.) died this morning at his home in Augusta. He was 65.

Norwood received a lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2004, and developed non-small cell lung cancer the following year as a side effect.

After months of hospitalized treatment, Norwood announced on Feb. 7 that he would leave Washington, D.C., to return home for hospice care.

Norwood represented Georgia’s 10th Congressional district since 1995 and was re-elected last year in a landslide.

— Elizabeth Brotherton