Louisiana Mayor, 66, Dies After Disclosing Cancer Diagnosis

MINDEN, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana mayor has died after battling cancer.

The city of Minden announced Tuesday that Mayor Terry Gardner had died at age 66 of complications from cancer.

KTBS-TV reports that Gardner had been hospitalized over the weekend, a month after he announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Gardner was serving his first term as mayor. He took office in January 2019. Gardner is survived by his wife, Debbie.

Funeral arrangements were pending.