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John Dingell kept his Twitter followers entertained until the end

Posted February 8, 2019 12:46 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2019 1:22 a.m. EST

— Former Rep. John Dingell sat in the House of Representatives for 59 years and 22 days -- making him the longest serving member of Congress.

He helped pass historic pieces of legislation, served with 11 presidents and sat on high-profile committees. And beyond the Capitol hallways, his influence was just as remarkable on social media -- with the 92-year-old dubbed "Dean of Twitter" for his witty remarks to his 260,000 followers.

Here's some of the wisdom he shared on Twitter:

He said what we were all thinking

He was a glass-full kind of guy

He was wiser than us all

He had thoughts on Bernie Sanders

And some more on President Trump

He loved all teams Michigan

He remained hopeful during his cancer battle

His sense of humor was unshakeable

He kept his followers updated

His last tweet Wednesday was a mix of his usual humor and and a reminder to his supporters that he was still fighting.

"I want to thank you all for your incredibly kind words and prayers," it said. "You're not done with me just yet."

Dingell had entered hospice care due to his cancer diagnosis, and died Thursday, hours after he sent that tweet.