84 year-old Brad Dye passed away on Sunday from respiratory failure. Dye served as lieutenant governor longer than anyone else in Mississippi history.
Before serving three terms as lieutenant governor, he also served as state senator, state treasurer and a state house member.
Many Mississippians are saddened by the loss of Dye.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith made a statement saying, “Brad Dye was dedicated to making Mississippi a better state, and his service helped lead to many improvements that we continue to benefit from today. I pray his wife, Donna, his family and friends find solace in that legacy. My condolences go out to all of them.”