WASHINGTON ‚Äď Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73.
Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, surrounded by his family and pastor. Kemp died at his home in Bethesda, Md., in the Washington suburbs, friends said.
Kemp's office announced in January that he had been diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer. By then, however, the cancer was in an advanced stage and had spread to several organs, former campaign adviser Edwin J. Feulner said. He did not know the origin of the cancer....
Ah, see how wives can effect husbands, Cheri Blair helped turn Tony to Catholicism, and Mrs. Kemp help turn Jack from a Christian Scientist to a Presbyterian. One wife led her husband into a cult and another out of one.