Image from the Library of Congress.

Image from the Library of Congress.

“(CNN) – Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied dying breed of liberal Republicanism switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family announced Sunday.

Specter died of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. He was 82.The veteran Pennsylvania senator had overcome numerous serious illnesses over the past two decades, including a brain tumor and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He had been in the public eye from the 1960s, when he first gained attention as a member of the Warren Commission.”

From CNN.com