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HONOLULU – A World War II veteran whose effort to vote from his deathbed inspired thousands has died a week after casting his final ballot.
Frank Tanabe passed away peacefully Wednesday at the Honolulu home of his daughter, where he's been in hospice treatment for the past few weeks after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer tumor in his liver. He was 93.
His daughter Barbara Tanabe said she put the American flag up outside the home to mark the day for him and their family.
"He really liked it when I put out the flag," she said.
Hundreds of thousands of Internet users saw a photo of Frank Tanabe filling out his absentee ballot with the help of his daughter last week, when his grandson posted the picture on the social media site Reddit.