Texas politicians are marking the death of billionaire and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. Governor Greg Abbott says Pickens was a passionate man who didn't compromise his principles to get success. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz called Pickens a friend who embodied Texas values and had a passion for others. Land Commissioner George P. Bush called Pickens a dedicated supporter of the community. All three also thanked Pickens for his support of American energy independence. Pickens passed away today at the age of 91.
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