Former Presidential Candidate Passes Away After Decades-Long Controversial Career

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February 13, 2019Feb 13, 2019

Lyndon LaRouche, who ran for president eight times during his life, has passed away. The radical politician was 96 at the time of his passing, according to NBC.

His political organization, LaRouche PAC, reported his death. They did not list a cause of death.

LaRouche was a notorious conspiracy theorist, and he even ran for president from prison. Some of his platforms asserted that Queen Elizabeth II was a drug dealer and that numerous top government officials were Soviet agents.

The PAC celebrated his "big ideas," which they said history would remember him. During his time in politics, he progressed from a Marxist to a hard-right conservative.

LaRouche was raised a Quaker, and during during World War II he was a noncombatant with medical units in India and Burma. His experience in those England colonized countries inspired his hatred for the United Kingdom.

He joined the Social Workers Party after the war, and he founded the National Caucus of Labor Committees in 1968. By the 1970s, he shifted dramatically to being very conservative.

Please pray for LaRouche's family as they mourn his passing. May God be with them and comfort them.