(St. Louis, MO) -- Tributes are pouring in for former U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton.
The 77-year-old Eagleton died Sunday at a St. Louis-area hospital after suffering ill health for several months.
Eagleton served in the Senate for 17 years, stepping down in 1987.
He most recently served as honorary co-chair along with former Republican Senator John Danforth in a coalition that helped pass Missouri's stem cell amendment last November.
Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay remembers Eagleton as "a fierce advocate for peace and justice."
Republican Senator Kit Bond says Eagleton's career is an example of how we "should dedicate ourselves to causes larger than ourselves."
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that services for Senator Eagleton will take place Saturday at St. Francis Xavier College Church.
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