U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who battled on the entrance lines of the civil legal rights movement in the nineteen sixties and then invested three many years “as the Conscience of the Congress,” died on Friday at age 80.

Although no formal result in of dying has been provided, Lewis introduced in December that he was receiving treatment plans for stage IV pancreatic most cancers. He reported he observed out about the most cancers during a plan professional medical assessment.

Lewis had vowed to continue on symbolizing the 5th District of Georgia in Congress, saying he would struggle the most cancers