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June 8, 2013

Former Gov. Paul Cellucci dies at 65

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci has died of complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 65.

His death was announced Saturday on behalf of his family by Dr. Michael F. Collins, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where Cellucci was involved in raising funds for ALS research.

Cellucci was elected lieutenant governor in 1990 and was elevated to acting governor in 1997 when his predecessor, William Weld, resigned to pursue an ambassadorship. Cellucci won election as governor in his own right in 1998. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Canada.

Cellucci was considered a moderate cast in the mold of New England Republicans — fiscally conservative yet middle of the road on many social issues.

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