Former Senator Ted Stevens died yesterday (August 9th) in a plane crash.
From wikipedia: He was a United States Senator from Alaska, serving from December 24, 1968, until January 3, 2009. Stevens was President pro tempore in the 108th and 109th Congresses from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2007. Stevens was the longest-serving Republican senator in history and seventh longest-serving senator in history.
This may not be a part of the legacy that he had expected to leave, but much like when Al Gore "invented" the internet - Senator Stevens defined it in a speech that launched numerous music videos.
The Internet is Tubes