BROCKTON, Mass. (AP/CBS) — Residents of the city of Brockton are paying final respects to Bill Carpenter after the three-term mayor’s unexpected death last week.
Hundreds of people showed up to Brockton City Hall Thursday where Carpenter’s body lay in state outside the mayor’s office.
A funeral for Carpenter will be held Friday in the Brockton High School auditorium.
Carpenter was pronounced dead July 3 after being found unresponsive in his car outside a school where he had just dropped off a family member for a summer program.
No official cause of death has been released.
The 62-year-old Carpenter underwent a heart procedure earlier this year, but had returned to work and was planning to run for a fourth term as mayor in November.
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