Reid honors late Sen. Inouye on Senate floor

According to his office, the senator's final word was "Aloha."

Inouye was hospitalized earlier this month at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for respiratory complications, but aides had said he was stable and improving.

“I rise today with a heavy heart, my friend Dan Inouye just died,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor in the minutes immediately after the news. “I’ve never known anyone like Dan Inouye… the kindness he’s shown me since my time here in the Senate is something I will cherish always...We'll all miss him, and I wish I were capable of saying more, but that's all I can say."

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