U.S. Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI) passed away on Wednesday at his home in Hawaii after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 49.
Freshman Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, has died, his office confirms. Had been fighting pancreatic cancer.— Ben Siegel (@benyc) July 20, 2016
Takai served in the House of Representatives since January of 2015. He had previously served 20 years in the Hawaii House of Representatives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Takai during this terrible time.