The colorful former mayor of Gary, Indiana, Rudy Clay, has died.
Clay served Gary as mayor and had a political career spanning 40 years.
Two years ago, clay bowed out of politics after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
He’s being remembered as a bold politician who held many offices in Lake County, Indiana.
He was a state senator, a county recorder, a county commissioner and finally mayor.
Current Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says she was a cherished icon with a heart for the citizens of Gary.