By Jack Lowenstein

(CBS4) — Dedicated Denver politician Dennis Gallagher has died at the age of 82. His family says he died in his sleep Friday.


Gallagher represented Denver in the State House, the State Senate, served on Denver City Council and as city auditor.

Although he formally retired in 2015, Gallagher remained active in Denver and Colorado’s civic life.

Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval of District 1 described Gallagher as a “true legend” who will be “greatly missed.”

Jack Lowenstein