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According to Fox 28, former Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart has reportedly died after a long battle with cancer Wednesday morning.

Rinehart was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. The Republican was elected as Columbus’ 50th mayor in 1983, after serving as Franklin County treasurer and running unsuccessfully for state treasurer. He served two terms without running for a third.

Rinehart reportedly loved events such as the Columbus 500, which brought racing fans and cars to the street of Columbus. He also went to China to bring two Pandas back to the Columbus Zoo.

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