Former Attorney General Reno Dies at 78

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 17:54:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Janet Reno, who ran for Florida governor after serving as U.S. attorney general under former President Bill Clinton, died Monday at her home in Miami, according to numerous national news reports.

Reno, who served as state attorney in Miami-Dade County before being becoming the first female attorney general, was 78.

Reno died of complications from Parkinson's disease, her goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte, told the Associated Press.

Reno was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1995 while serving under Clinton but remained in office until his term ended in 2001.

In 2002, Reno was narrowly defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by Tampa attorney Bill McBride.