State Sen. Thomas Morahan dies of cancer

New York State Sen. Thomas P. Morahan died yesterday after a six-month fight with leukemia.

Morahan originally served on the Rockland County Legislature and was elected to the state Assembly in 1999, representing Orange and Rockland counties, where he has introduced over 230 bills.

The senator was best known for introducing Timothy's Law, which requires insurers to provide more mental health coverage.

His friends in Albany as well as in Washington, D.C. say that he was a guy who transcended political parties and was someone you could trust.

Morahan died surrounded by family and friends in a Manhattan hospital. He was 78 years old.

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