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9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez dies at 53 | USA TODAY

9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez dies at 53 | USA TODAY

Luis Alvarez was the 9/11 first responder who appeared before congress alongside comedian Jon Stewart. He has died at age 53.
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Alvarez had entered hospice care a week after his emotional June 11 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. The two pushed for the permanent reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, created after the attacks for medical and economic losses for victims and their families.

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