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Democratic Representative John Lewis, a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement, said on Sunday he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Lewis, 79, who endured beatings by white police and mobs during the 1960s civil rights movement and won further respect as a foremost black member of the U.S. Congress for more than three decades, said he was "clear-eyed" about the severity of his diagnosis.

"I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now," Lewis said in a statement.

Lewis, an Alabama sharecropper's son first elected in 1986 as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives...
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25 Jun. 2019
U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks at a news conference held... more
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25 Jun. 2019
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks at a news conference held by Democrats on the state of voting rights in America the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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24 Oct. 2019
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and other members of the Congressional... more
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7 Feb. 2019
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)... more
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3 Jan. 2019
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is embraced... more
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26 Feb. 2019
U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA) attends an event to introduce... more
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25 Oct. 2019
U.S Representative John Lewis (D-GA) arrives for the... more
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7 Feb. 2019
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)... more
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4 Jan. 2019
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) addresses a news... more
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7 Nov. 2018
U.S. Representative John Lewis speaks to the crowd... more
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6 Nov. 2018
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis high fives... more
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6 Nov. 2018
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis puts on his... more
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21 Jun. 2017
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat... more
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3 Jan. 2017
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) delivers a few... more
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24 Sep. 2016
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) hugs U.S. President Barack Obama... more
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24 Sep. 2016
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks at the dedication... more
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23 Jun. 2016
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd... more
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15 Feb. 2016
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (R), speaks on... more
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6 Aug. 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) hugs Representative... more
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6 Aug. 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (L), flanked by Representative... more
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22 Apr. 2015
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to protesters,... more
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8 Mar. 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (5th L, in white shirt)... more
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7 Mar. 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle... more
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7 Mar. 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) participates in... more
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1 Oct. 2014
U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) accepts a W.E.B.... more
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30 Sep. 2014
United States Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) gets a... more
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8 Oct. 2013
Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is detained after... more
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24 Aug. 2013
Rev. Al Sharpton (C) links arms with Rep. John Lewis... more
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24 Aug. 2013
Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd R) links arms with Rep. John... more
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27 Feb. 2013
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and the Rev. Al Sharpton... more
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6 Sep. 2012
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) addresses the final session... more
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15 Feb. 2011
Rep. John Lewis receives the Medal of Freedom from... more
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20 Jan. 2009
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) hugs Congressman... more
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5 Mar. 2007
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) is flanked... more
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12 Oct. 2007
Democratic Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator... more
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4 Mar. 2007
Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)... more
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4 Mar. 2007
Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)... more
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15 Sep. 2005
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks against the nomination... more
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21 May. 2001
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (L) hugs U.S. Congressman... more
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5 Mar. 2000
President Bill Clinton (C) listens to speakers along... more
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