‘Joe the Plumber,’ who confronted Obama on ‘08 campaign trail, dies at 49

Posted on AllSides August 28th, 2023
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“Joe the Plumber,” an Ohio businessman who gained national acclaim for confronting Barack Obama about his tax plan during the 2008 presidential campaign, died Sunday. He was 49.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher died from pancreatic cancer, according to the Daily Caller.

A GiveSendGo page set up to help his family with medical expenses said he was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer around the new year. He suffered from stomach issues for three months prior to that. 

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