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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 25, 2016

Nashville attorney and politician John Jay Hooker died Sunday morning. He was 85. Hooker, previously a partner at the firm of Hooker, Hooker and Willis, ran for various political offices in Tennessee, including governor. After being diagnosed with stage four melanoma in January 2015, Hooker began urging Tennessee lawmakers to adopt “death with dignity” legislation. “John Jay Hooker Jr.’s remarkable personality spread a bright light across Tennessee government and politics for a half century,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. “He had friends everywhere.” Funeral announcements have not been announced yet. Read more from The Tennessean.