FORMER COLUMBIA MAYOR EXPERIENCED HEART ATTACK AT STATE HOUSE
Coble had emergency bypass surgery on Thursday morning at Providence Hospital in downtown Columbia, S.C. to address several blockages.
“Our family wants to thank everyone in the Midlands and across the state who has reached out with well wishes and prayers,” a statement from Coble’s son read. “We also thank the health care professionals … at Providence for their tireless work to save Dad’s life.”
Coble was mayor of Columbia, S.C. from 1990-2010. Since then he’s been a lobbyist for numerous corporate clients at the S.C. State House – including crony capitalist kingpin Boeing.
While we’re not on the same side as Coble very often politically, we’ve always found him to be an incredibly kind person … and he and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers.
As for the rest of us, life is short … gather ye rosebuds, etc.