- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Lt. Gov. Robert “Bobby” Freeman has died of natural causes from a ruptured aneurysm.

Freeman’s friend and former press secretary Lester Duhe confirms Freeman died Monday. He was 82.

Freeman, a Democrat from Plaquemine, served as the state’s second-in-command from 1980 to 1988 under former Govs. Edwin Edwards and David Treen. Prior to that he was elected to the state House from 1968 to 1980 and he served as a city judge in Plaquemine from 1990 to 1996.

Duhe says Freeman was a rare breed, having served in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. He says Freeman always had the state’s best interest at heart.

Freeman is survived by his wife, Marianne, and two children, Robert Freeman Jr. and Lisa Freeman Guidry. Funeral services are pending.

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