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Geraldine Ferraro Dies

3/26/2011 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Geraldine Ferraro, the first major female vice presidential candidate, died today of complications from blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 75.

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Ferraro, a Democrat, was Walter Mondale's running mate in the 1984 presidential election. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years before that, representing New York's 9th Congressional District.

According to a statement from her family, she died surrounded by loved ones after battling multiple myeloma for twelve years.

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stu    

She was a class act back in the 80's. But she was spewing nonsense when being interviewed last month. Had to change the channe.

1271 days ago
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Hardliner1269    

When Gov Sarah Palin came to the spotlight in 2008, this obnoxious old hag Ferraro was mad because Sarah got 59 million votes {+ 4 million in stolen ACORN votes by Obummer & Co}. She was jealous cause she could never get more than 1 state to vote for her in 1984. She trashed Sarah every chance she got in 2008/2009.

It's KARMA.

1271 days ago
18.

moveover    

My feelings about Ferraro don't have anything to do with Sarah Palin. (I think Palin is as big an idiot as every other sane person in the country!)The fact is that Ferraro was simply asked and accepted a spot on one of the biggest Losing (with a capitol L) tickets in political history. Period! She didn't "pave the way" for anyone or "blaze any trails". Death does not give us a license to re-write history.

1271 days ago
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Mayu    

My dad passed away from the exact same cancer. It was more rare back then. They gave him 5 years to live, and with lots of prayers and excellent doctors, he lived 15. He suffered the last 3 years though. It's a horrible cancer. It's starting to become more prevalent. So I hope the cancer research foundation starts to focus more research on treatments for this cancer. There is no known surgery/cure for this type of cancer, but if they could come up with a way to treat it to extend not only the number of years you can live with it, but the raise the quality of life those who suffer with it have.

1271 days ago
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by    

She was a class act....always. and what #15 said

1271 days ago
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Jessica    

My aunt died from this type of cancer over 10 years ago. She was only 55 and having spontaneous bone fractures that were missinterpreted as osteoperosis. She died 4 days after she was correctly diagnosed at a larger hospital. I did a little research online at the time and there is a foundation for Multiple Myeloma, we receive newsletters from them occasionally.

1271 days ago
22.

truthteller    

Sad Sad...RIP Lady Although i never heard of you before and the media only recognizes those who have passed and don't care much while they are alive you're in a very better place cause this world sucks!

1271 days ago
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Truthiness    

Hardline do you even know about the whole acorn thing? OBama didn't steal votes you moron, McCain would have got more votes if he wouldn't have chose palin.

1271 days ago
24.

jahman    

tmz where is my comments

1271 days ago
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Hardliner1269    

She ran the worst vice-prez campaign in 1984. That's why they only got 1 state to turn blue. She was lousy & talked crap.

No grasp of issues, cant debate, 2-faced. RIP

1271 days ago
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jahras    

yes tmz you said itbest a demomice racist bastard slime s*** douch

1271 days ago
27.

jahman    

yes dr laura take are leave it s***-bag.

1271 days ago
28.

jahman    

yes this it one lest racist me and family have worried about yes another one bite the dust another racist kkk nazi bite the dust yes.

1271 days ago
29.

Howie    

RIP

1271 days ago
30.

fstblk    

For all you youngsters out there, This LADY is one of the FIRST.
Did'nt know she was sick. May you rest in peace.

1271 days ago
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