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Kathleen Blanco

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Kathleen Blanco at the Southeast Louisiana Regional Ice Hub

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (December 15, 1942 – August 18, 2019) was an American politician. She served as Governor of Louisiana from 2004 through 2008 until being replaced by Bobby Jindal. She was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. Blanco is a member of the Democratic Party.

In December 2017, Blanco was diagnosed with an incurable form of uveal melanoma and liver cancer.[1] On April 19, 2019, it was announced that she was in hospice care.[2] Blanco died on August 18, 2019 under hospice care in Lafayette, Louisiana at the age of 76.[3]

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  1. "Kathleen Blanco being treated for cancer, says no cure". KATC. December 13, 2017. Archived from the original on July 15, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. "Former governor Kathleen Blanco in hospice care". KALB. April 19, 2019.
  3. Hilburn, Greg (August 18, 2019). "Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies at 76". The News-Star. Retrieved August 18, 2019.