HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards Dies...

Former Gov. Ann Richards, the witty and flamboyant Democrat who went from homemaker to national political celebrity, died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, a family spokeswoman said. She was 73.

She died at home surrounded by her family, the spokeswoman said. Richards was found to have esophageal cancer in March and underwent chemotherapy treatments.

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