Burdett Loomis, who educated generations of students at the University of Kansas about the ebb and flow of American politics, has died.
Loomis died Saturday. He was 76. He had been battling an aggressive form of thyroid cancer.
His death was confirmed by the KU political science department late Sunday, but Kansas Public Radio first reported it earlier in the day.
Word of his illness started spreading last week when Congresswoman Sharice Davids paid tribute to him on the House floor.
A video of Davids' remarks went viral as many of Loomis' former students offered their support for the KU . . .