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Breaux Bridge Councilman Gary 'Bimmie' Champagne dies at 64

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Gary Champagne (Photo: Breaux Bridge City Government Website) Gary Champagne (Photo: Breaux Bridge City Government Website)
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. -

A long time Breaux Bridge city council member Gary "Bimmie" Champagne has died.  

Mayor Ricky Calais says Champagne died Monday following heart surgery. 

Champagne served on the council for 11 years and recently announced that he would not seek a fourth term.

The Mayor says the council will appoint an interim council member at the regularly scheduled meeting next week. 

Funeral arrangements are pending. Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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