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01/04/2014 05:18 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Former Mayor Hospitalized After Heart Attack, Tweets Poetry About The Scare

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Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak suffered a massive heart attack Saturday morning, KARE-TV reported.

According to CBS Minnesota, Rybak was cross-country skiing when he began suffering from shortness of breath. He appeared to be in good spirits from the hospital, tweeting out some poetry tied to the harrowing health scare.

Rybak finished his 12th year as the city's mayor just five days earlier. In total, 35 candidates ran to fill his seat, with Councilwoman Betsy Hodges emerging as the winner and taking over on Jan. 1.

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