Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye dies at 88

Published December 17, 2012

Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the Senate’s most senior Democrat, died Monday from respiratory complications. He was 88.

Inouye was a World War II veteran, a Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii's senior senator. He was hospitalized at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the time of his death.

His wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, and his son, Daniel Ken Inouye Jr., were at his side. Last rites were performed by Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black.