COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Former Ohio Senator and Astronaut John Glenn has died at the age of 95, according to a statement from Ohio State President Michael Drake.
A source close to the Glenn family confirms that Glenn, 95, had been hospitalized since late last week and that he was gravely ill. His family had been with him since that time.
Glenn was born in New Concord, Ohio, on July 18, 1921. He started his life as a small-town Midwestern boy, and his beloved wife, Annie, was at his side for all of it.
Their parents were best friends, and the pair met in a playpen as infants.
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