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UPDATE: Andrew Young Falls Ill During Trip To Nashville

Civil Rights legend and politician being flown to Emory

Maria Boynton
May 09, 2018 - 2:28 pm

Former Atlanta Mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young continues to recuperate after falling ill last weekend during a trip to Nashville, TN.   Family members say Young checked in with doctors earlier in the week at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

According to reports, a spokesman with the Andrew Young Foundation says Young was scheduled to deliver the baccalaureate speech for Fisk University Sunday. The speech was cancelled due to Young's illness.

The Civil Rights icon and politician is said to have spent three days at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before being flown back to Atlanta. Carolyn Young, the former mayor's wife issued the following letter to friends and supporters thanking everyone for their prayers. 

Young is 86 years old.