Former Congressman Charlie Wilson dies - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Former Congressman Charlie Wilson dies

LUFKIN, Tx (WKOW) -- Former U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson, whose political career was made famous with the movie "Charlie Wilson's War," died Wednesday at the age of 76.

Officials at a Texas hospital says Wilson suffered a heart attack.

The Democratic Representative was known for his push to support Afghanistan in fighting off the Soviet invasion in the 1980's.

Wilson served 12 terms, from 1972 to 1996, representing Texas' Second Congressional District and was nicknamed "Good Time Charlie" for his partying ways.

Powered by Frankly