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by ARLnow.com — February 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm 358 0

Rep. John Murtha has died at Virginia Hospital Center, the New York Times reports.

Here’s our post on Rep. Murtha’s hospitalization, from 2/3/10:

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is in the intensive care unit at Arlington’s Virginia Hospital Center. Murtha’s spokesperson said the 77-year-old congressman was brought to the hospital after suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. Murtha, as chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, wields considerable power and influence at the Pentagon and with Arlington’s defense industry.

After the jump, a statement by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

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