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Former Gary Mayor Rudolph Clay has passed away. According to the press release, at last check, a cause of death has not yet been established, but Clay had been battling prostate cancer for over a year. Current Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson expressed her sympathy and condolences to the entire Clay family for their loss, calling the former Mayor an icon in the community, whose political service spanned decades, and that his heart for the citizens of Gary will be remembered and cherished for years to come.
First District Congressman Pete Visclosky and Indiana U-S Senator Joe Donnelly also extended their thoughts and prayers to the Clay family, with both stating they had lost a friend.
Clay was 77 years old.
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