When is Harry Reid's funeral?

FORMER Senator Harry Reid's funeral will be held next month.

Reid, who died on December 28, 2021, at the age of 82, served in the US House and Senate for 30 years, including as majority leader from 2007 to 2015.

When is Harry Reid’s funeral?

On January 8, a memorial service for former US Senate Majority Leader Reid will be held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at the burial of late Senator Harry Reid next week.

According to a joint statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Reid will also lay in state in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 12, an honor bestowed upon few leaders.

According to the Architect of the Capitol, lying in state is an honor reserved for "government leaders and military officers" and entails placing the deceased's casket in the Capitol's Rotunda.

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How did Harry Reid die?

Reid, according to his wife, died after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Landra hailed her husband as a "devout family man and deeply loyal friend" who died peacefully surrounded by family, according to a statement.

Prior to his death, Reid underwent pancreatic cancer surgery in 2018, which has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer.

Revealing he had an experimental procedure, and was in remission and cancer-free following the health scare.

What have political figures said about Harry Reid’s death?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "Senator Harry Reid was a titan of public service, who for more than four decades fought relentlessly for working families like his own.”

"It is my solemn honor as House Speaker to pay tribute to a legendary leader, a great American and my dear friend, Senator Harry Reid," concluded Pelosi.

Schumer also regarded Reid as a "great American, father, husband, Senate leader and one of history's most devoted fighters for the people of Nevada and the poor and middle class throughout the country."

He continued: "Few dedicated their life and career to working for and delivering for working families like Harry Reid, and it will be an honor to pay tribute to him in the Capitol next week.”

President Joe Biden, who served with Reid in the Senate, called him one of "the all-time great Senate Majority Leaders in our history.”

"And for Harry, it wasn't about power for power's sake,” said the president. “It was about the power to do right for the people."

Obama, 60, paid homage to his friend and political comrade, including an emotional letter he sent to Reid in his dying days and shared via Twitter.

In the tweet’s caption, along with a photo of what he wrote in the letter, Obama wrote: “When Harry Reid was nearing the end, his wife Landra asked some of us to share letters that she could read to him.”

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