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Mervyn Dymally, a former California lieutenant governor who served in Congress and the state Legislature, has died, CBS Los Angeles reported tonight. He was 86.

Dymally's wife said in a statement reported by the CBS affiliate that her husband "passed away very peacefully" in Los Angeles this morning.

"He lived a very extraordinary life and had no regrets," the statement read.

The news of the longtime politician's passing spread quickly on social media Sunday evening.

"Prayers to family and friends of Hon. #MervynDymally. My revered mentor. 52AD thanks you for your lifetime service" Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, posted on Twitter.

The full CBS LA story is posted at this link.



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