2016 just wont let up. https://t.co/7DPaoeYGqT
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 8, 2016
Awful, awful news:
John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95.
Godspeed, John Glenn. https://t.co/urJaLNFb08
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) December 8, 2016
More from the Columbus Dispatch:
An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives.
John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation.
“Though he soared deep into space and to the heights of Capitol Hill, his heart never strayed from his steadfast Ohio roots. Godspeed, John Glenn!” Kasich said.
May he rest in peace.
Uuuuuuuugh nooooooo. RIP. https://t.co/OMaa98cfGS
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 8, 2016
Rest in peace. https://t.co/ju45GmmxBB
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 8, 2016
A true hero. This really stinks.
And go watch The Right Stuff again. https://t.co/e9wmhpKxsz
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) December 8, 2016
RIP John Glenn. 🙁
— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) December 8, 2016
Aw, man. RIP, John Glenn.
— Eric H. (@ericinva) December 8, 2016
Rest in peace, Mr. Glenn. Thank you for your service to our nation, up there and down here. https://t.co/U9oomSGDOc
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 8, 2016
Sigh. A true American hero. https://t.co/zNLte2XB1l
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) December 8, 2016
An American hero. May he rest in peace. https://t.co/mwgtsOtqp9
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 8, 2016
So long, Space Cowboy… https://t.co/ned9Mari3w
— Fake Gimel (@fakegimel) December 8, 2016
An American hero. RIP to John Glenn, who truly had the Right Stuff. https://t.co/Wr7b9ExKca
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) December 8, 2016
We are running out of real heroes. Rest In Peace, John Glenn. An amazing man in so many ways. https://t.co/Vf0AVCtjYJ
— Patrick Skinner (@SkinnerPm) December 8, 2016
Godspeed, John Glenn. https://t.co/MktjWMlPI1
— Paul Singer (@singernews) December 8, 2016
Like Daniel Inouye, John Glenn was a man of the left who was still an ultimate badass. Farewell to a hero for an entire generation of kids.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 8, 2016
Godspeed John Glenn. You got a preview of the heavens before the rest of us. Rest in peace.
— Charlie Harper (@IcarusPundit) December 8, 2016
We send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.