Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster enters hospice

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, 90, has entered hospice care, according to multiple news reports.  Jeremy Alford, the publisher of LaPoliticsWeekly, tweeted Monday that Foster, the 53rd governor of the state, was a terminal patient and that members of his family “extend their continued gratitude for the prayers & well wishes.”

    Shortly thereafter, Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted that he and his wife Donna Edwards “ask that you join us in lifting up former Governor Mike Foster and his family in prayer that they may find comfort and peace during this difficult time.”

     

    Foster, a Republican, served two terms as governor, from 1996 to 2004.