TN flags ordered at half-staff to honor former US Sen. Fred Thompson

In this Oct. 5, 2007, file photo, Republican Presidential hopeful, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, pauses while addressing the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in Washington. Thompson died, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
photo In this Oct. 5, 2007, file photo, Republican Presidential hopeful, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, pauses while addressing the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in Washington. Thompson died, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Gov. Bill Haslam has ordered flags over the state Capitol and all state office buildings be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson.

Thompson's family said he died in Nashville on Sunday after a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 73.

Thompson wore a number of hats over the course of his life.

A Tennessee-trained lawyer, prosecutor, hard-driving Senate counsel at the Watergate hearings, movie and TV actor and even a fleeting presidential hopeful, he commanded audiences with a booming voice, outsized charisma and a 6-foot-6 frame.

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