Mike Foster

Former Louisiana Governor Mike Foster is entering hospice care.

The governor's family announced that decision today, saying that they wish to "extend their continued gratitude for the prayers & well wishes."

Foster, 90, was a State Senator from 1988-96 before serving as Governor from 1996-2004. 

Foster is from St. Mary Parish and retired from politics after completion of his term as Governor.

He succeeded Gov. Edwin Edwards and was replaced by the late-Gov. Kathleen Blanco. 

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