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
CNN — 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.