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Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan dies at 69

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Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, who died Sunday.

The 69-year-old mayor died less than two months after announcing his battle with cancer, according to 9News Denver. Hogan announced his diagnosis on March 26, but was entered into hospice care last week.

He was a public servant for 34 years, and served as Aurora mayor since 2011. 

The Governor ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings, from sunrise to sunset on Monday. “Today Colorado lost a true friend in Mayor Steve Hogan,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “This was a man who went above and beyond to do right by the city he loved. He led the way to make Aurora the bustling, dynamic city it is today, and Colorado is better for it. He was that rare public servant who put people before party - my God, how we will miss him.”

Donations can be made to the Mayor Stephen D. Hogan Memorial Fund. The donations will be distributed to causes important to Hogan including, the University of Denver Stephen D. Hogan Scholarship Fund, the 7/20 Memorial Fund, the Aurora Korean Memorial Fund, and the Aurora History Museum, according to 9News. 

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