The mayor of Manchester, Tenn. has died of the coronavirus, officials announced Monday, as the disease continues to ramp up in the Volunteer State and across the country.
“With a deep sense of sadness and loss, we announce the passing of Mayor Lonnie Norman after being hospitalized for COVID-19 on October 1, 2020,” city officials wrote in a Facebook post. “Mayor Norman passed away in the early hours of Monday, October 12, 2020, after a valiant fight against COVID-19.”
Upon his first election in 1991, Norman became the first black mayor of Manchester, a town of about 10,000 people approximately 65 miles southeast of Nashville, according to local public radio station WPLN.
Norman had just started his third term as mayor over the summer.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Aaron Feis