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Dianne Feinstein passes away at 90: What was the cause of death of the long-serving US Senator?

A trailblazer, Senator Dianne Feinstein passed away at 90 on Friday after rumors of declining health had been circulating for over a year.

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Dianne Feinstein passed away at 90 on Friday after rumours of her declining health had been circulating for more than a year.
AARON P. BERNSTEINREUTERS

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California passed away at ninety on Friday. Senator Feinstein was the longest-serving woman in the Senate. Elected to the US Senate alongside fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer in 1992, Senator Feinstein’s long career in Washington has come to a close after more than three decades.

Washington mourns the loss of a friend and colleague

The late senator’s cause of death has not yet been made public, but many of her current and former colleagues have begun posting their condolences on social media.

Former Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton, who served in the Senate alongside the late senator, described Feinstein as a trailblazer and said she would “miss her greatly as a friend.”

Current Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut recognized Senator Feinstein’s work on gun violence prevention, noting that “From 1994, when she passed the Assult Weapons Ban as a first term Senator, until the tragedy in Newtown, Dianne Feinstein was a lonely voice fighting against gun violence.” Senator Murphy credited her for giving life to the anti-gun violence movement, which he said “would not exist but for Dianne.”

The news broke as Californians were waking up and more developments are likely to come as the day progresses...