That's how friends and colleagues remember John Richardson in a special edition of Political Brew. He was 62. This video file cannot be played. He has died leaving beloved ones in total devastation. John Richardson, a former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and one of the most influential people in Maine politics in recent decades, has died. BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — John Richardson, a former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and one of the most influential people in Maine politics in recent decades, has died. The Democrat died of an apparent heart attack, according to his friend and political protégé, former state Rep. Eddie DuGay, D-Cherryfield. (Error Code: 102630) John died suddenly earlier this week, at age 62. John Richardson, who was a top legislator in Maine and was commissioner for economic development under Gov. Former Speaker of the Maine House and NEWS CENTER Maine Contributor John Richardson dies at 62 Richardson's death leaves a big gap in Maine’s political world, and in our own world here at NEWS CENTER Maine. John Baldacci, died on Tuesday at … John Richardson, who was a top Maine legislator and served as economic development commissioner under Gov. He was a great lawyer and politician. Governor J anet Mills said in a statement she was deeply saddened to learn of Richardson’s passing.. Mills went on to say he was a tireless advocate for Maine’s working men and women, where he fought … John Baldacci, died Tuesday at the age of 62. John Richardson Death / Obituary – Maine House of Representative former speaker, John Richardson death was confirmed on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. BANGOR – Former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development John R ichardson passed away T uesday.. MAINE, USA — A man who loved his family, loved Maine, loved politics and people. John had deep Maine family roots … Richardson, a Democrat who was also a lawyer and political commentator, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Brunswick, said Eddie DuGay, a former state legislator who served with … John Richardson Maine was pronounced dead at the age of 62 following an unidentified cause of death. BRUNSWICK – John G. Richardson, Jr., 62, attorney and former 97th Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 16, 2020.