He was 79, and would have turned 80 in less than a month.
Several statements have been released:
Today we lost a giant in public service. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family of Sen. George Voinovich and all the lives he touched.— Ohio Senate GOP (@OhioSenateGOP) June 12, 2016
Ohio has lost a legendary leader. We are all better for George Voinovich's service. Join me in lifting up Janet & her family in prayer.— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) June 12, 2016
Voinovich was mayor of Cleveland from 1980 to 1989, the 65th governor of Ohio from 1991 to 1998 and a U.S. senator from 1999 to 2011.