Village of Lynbrook mourns sudden death of mayor

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The village of Lynbrook is mourning the sudden death of its mayor.

Lynbrook Deputy Mayor Alan Beach released a statement saying in part that Mayor William Hendrick suffered a heart attack at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Tuesday morning after a busy three-day Columbus Day weekend.

Newsday says he died Wednesday night at South Nassau Communities Hospital following complications from the heart attack.

Hendrick was 64 years old.

The Republican had been mayor since 2011.

Beach says Hendrick devoted most of his adult life to serving the Village of Lynbrook.

“Despite his failing health over the past few years, he has been a fighter for the residents of Lynbrook. Serving 19 years as a trustee and  the last six years as mayor, he's been known as a maverick and spoke up in defense for what was right,” Beach says.

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