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House Speaker Dick Hinch fights back tears while speaking after his nomination to lead the House during Organization Day at UNH in Durham on Dec. 2. Hinch, 71, died on Wednesday of COVID-19.

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Calling House Speaker Dick Hinch’s death from COVID-19 a “tragic and cautionary tale,” Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that everyone shares the responsibility for stopping the spread of the virus.

“I would say this: It is unfortunately a tragic and cautionary tale … that everybody has such a responsible role to play in protecting the safety of others and not just themselves,” Sununu said.