Orrin Hatch Dead At 88; Ex-Utah Senator Appeared In ‘Traffic’ & ‘Murphy Brown’

former republican senator orrin hatch Died today at the age of 88. Cause of death not yet made public

The longest-serving GOP senator in American history and a point third in the presidential succession line, Hatch represented Utah from the first year of Jimmy Carter’s lone term to the second. Donald TrumpOne and only term in the White House. “Senator Hatch passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by family,” he said. a statement Today in part by the Hatch Foundation.

A fiercely partisan politician for conservative causes and former recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from-Celebrity Apprentice Hosted in 2018, Hatch dabbled in the film and TV industry on both sides of the camera.

After appearing in a 1993 episode of The Choices murphy brown, parks and Recreation And Steven Soderbergh’s 200 Films traffic As himself, hardcore copyright law enforcer Hatch also contributed songs to the 2001 soundtrack. rat run and of 2004 Ocean’s Twelve, During his long tenure in the Senate, when he served as Senate President Pro Tempore in 2015, Hatch, born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and raised by the LDS Church, recorded several songs and albums.

On the Other Side, Frank Zappa’s 1988 album guitar On it was an instrumental song called “Orin Hatch on Skis”.

Lowered Brigham Young University grads from humble beginnings, retiring from the Senate in January 2019 after working tirelessly for the Supreme Court and various Republican POYUS to ensure the current extremely conservative majority on women’s reproductive rights. The man who made Hatch a success in his seat today got paid. Honoring its predecessor via social media:

As well as receiving praise from the likes of former VP Mike Pence, Hatch also paid tribute from the other side of the aisle:

No statement yet from the White House and Hatch’s longtime Senate aide Joe Biden Still, but he will surely come in the morning.