Charlie Wilson passes away

LUFKIN, TX (WSFA) - Former Texas congressman Charlie Wilson has died.

Tom Hanks played the charismatic Texan in "Charlie Wilson's War," which chronicled his fight to fund Afghanistan's resistance to occupation by the Soviet Union.

Wilson served in the House of Representatives from 1973 to 1996, representing parts of eastern Texas.

He had breathing trouble during a meeting today and was taken to a hospital.

Cardiopulmonary arrest is the preliminary cause of death.

Charlie Wilson was 76.

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