Former Rep. John Dingell, 92, in hospice with cancer diagnosis

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Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, the longest-serving member of Congress in its history, has entered hospice care with a cancer diagnosis.

A source close to Dingell’s family confirmed the information around midday Wednesday.

Sources close to the Michigan Democratic Party said Dingell had prostate cancer that had metastasized and he had chosen not to get treatment.

Dingell, who stepped down from Congress in early 2015 after serving more than 59 years in the U.S. House, where he rose to become one of its most influential members, is 92.

Earlier on Wednesday, Dingell’s wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, who replaced him in Congress, posted on Facebook that she was asking friends and family for prayers for her and her husband, saying that “we have entered a new phase.”

“Friends and colleagues know me and know I would be in Washington right now unless something was up,” she said on Twitter and on Facebook.

“He is my love and we have been a team for nearly 40 years.”

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