October 25, 2012
In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo provided by Irene Tanabe, Frank Tanabe, center, gets help from his daughter Barbara Tanabe, left, to fill out his absentee ballot in Honolulu while his wife Setsuko Tanabe sits in the foreground. Barbara Tanabe says her father died Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2012 at her Honolulu home. He was 93. Hundreds of thousands of people saw a photo of Frank Tanabe filling out his absentee ballot with the help of his daughter last week, after his nephew posted the picture on a social media site.
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A World War II veteran whose effort to vote from his deathbed inspired thousands has died a week after casting his final ballot.