Governor Charlie Crist releases statement: “You couldn’t help but love Jim King. He lived every day with such enthusiasm and joy. Our hearts go out to his wife Linda and his daughters Monta and Laurie.
Mayor John Peyton on death of Senator Jim King: “Jim leaves a great legacy of service – including his significant efforts to promote biomedical research to find cures for the horrible diseases that bring suffering to so many Floridians. We mourn the loss of this great Floridian.”
Bay Buzz: Sen. King will RIP at FSU.
Jacksonville Business Journal – State Senator Jim King dies from cancer
Jacksonville News – Mark Woods: Jim King, A Picture of Dignity
Jacksonville News: Florida state sen. Jim King dies after battle with pancreatic cancer
Jacksonville Observer on how King’s passing impacts local elections.
Lucy Morgan: Career of honesty and good humor
Miami Herald: Jim King, long-time Florida legislator, dies at 69
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News 4 Jacksonville – Former Florida Senate President Jim King dies at 69
Orlando Sentinel: Jim King, former Florida Senate president, dies of cancer at 69
St. Petersburg Times: State sen. Jim King dies at 69
St. Petersburg Times – photo gallery in memorial of Senator Jim King
Tallahassee Democrat: Friends recall Jim King’s passion for people, politics, FSU
Tallahassee Democrat: Senator Jim King dead from cancer
Tallahassee Democrat: Political legend