Summary: U.S. senator who had served in the 16th District seat as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives in the Democrat primary elections since 2002 and who was scheduled to resign from his seat to replace with Republican candidate Habeeb Ilwan during the January 2006 special election.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: September 28, 1948
Died: December 26, 2005
Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts