Mike Foster, Louisiana's 53rd governor, has entered hospice care at the age of 90, WBRZ is reporting.
Foster was a state senator before running for governor in 1996. He was re-elected four years later without a run-off.
Foster is a native and resident of Franklin. He is the grandson of Murphy J. Foster Sr., who was governor of Louisiana from 1892 to 1900. To read a biography about Foster, click here.
Jeremy Alford of Louisiana Politics tweeted that the family has issued thanks for those who are praying for Foster.
Here's the tweet:
BREAKING: Sad news out of St. Mary, where Mike Foster, our 53rd governor, has entered hospice care. Family members wish to "extend their continued gratitude for the prayers & well wishes." I'll have more in tomorrow's Tracker. Free signup: https://t.co/u2FJekFPyL #lalege #lagov— Jeremy Alford (@LaPoliticsNow) September 28, 2020