The politician Tip O’neill died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Liberal democrat who served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987. During his 34 years in Congress he also served as the House Majority Leader and the House Majority Whip.
He grew up in a working class neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, his mother dying when he was a child and his father remarrying after.