“Joe the Plumber: Iconic figure from Obama-McCain race passes away at 49”
– Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher, famously known as “Joe the Plumber,” has died at the age of 49.
– He gained recognition during the 2008 presidential race after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan and became a prominent figure in the campaign.
– Wurzelbacher, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, passed away on Monday, as confirmed by his wife.
– A fundraiser for his family has received over $145,000 (£115,000) in support.