BREAKING: Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Dead at 93

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Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards died Monday at 93.

National radio host Todd Starnes made the announcement on the air about the death of the four-term “Cajun King” Democratic governor, who spent decades in power and time in prison.

“Our prayers are with the Edwards family,” he told listeners Monday during the Todd Starnes Show Monday.

Edwards died of respiratory problems with family and friends by his bedside, family spokesman Leo Honeycutt said.

“I have lived a good life, had better breaks than most, had some bad breaks, too, but that’s all part of it. I tried to help as many people as I could and I hope I did that and I hope, if I did, that they will help others, too. I love Louisiana and I always will,” Edwards said in some of his last words, according to Honeycutt’s statement.

His passing came days after entering hospice care at his home in Gonzales, near the Louisiana capital.