by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/19/19, 12:39 pm
The governor who led Louisiana during one of the state’s most devastating disasters died Sunday. Kathleen Blanco, who was 76 and had a protracted battle with cancer, died under hospice care in Lafayette, according to the office of current Gov. John Bel Edwards. Blanco had a rare eye cancer that she battled successfully in 2011. It later returned and spread to her liver. She announced she was undergoing treatment for incurable melanoma in December 2017.