Monday, August 11, 2008
Former Green Party Candidate for Governor of Maryland, Eddie Boyd, has Died
August 11, 2008
For Immediate Release
Baltimore-Eddie Boyd, 2006 Green Party candidate for Governor, passed away this morning at 2:17 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital of lung cancer.
Eddie had suffered renal failure and cardiac arrest before passing this
Almost exactly one year ago, Eddie was diagnosed with cancer in the leg.
The cancer had spread from his leg to his lungs. For years, Eddie
complained of pain in his leg, and for years, the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Baltimore City had failed to inform him that he had cancer.
We mourn the loss of our dear friend, whom we greatly admired. Eddie was
the first Green Party candidate for Governor in Maryland history as well
as the first African-American candidate to ever run in a gubernatorial
general election. Eddie was always upbeat in his fight.
Services to honor Eddie are pending.
Posted by Jason Nabewaniec