How did Charles Langlinais die? Former mayor of Broussard cause of death explained

Charles Langlinais, the mayor of Broussard for more than 25 years, passed away. Let’s see How did Charles Langlinais die and Charles Langlinais cause of death in detail.


How did Charles Langlinais die?

Charles Langlinais, who served Broussard for more than 25 years as mayor, passed away at the age of 73.

Charles Langlinais’ son Dave Langlinais shared the devastating news on Facebook.

“My dad. Charles Langlinais, died in his sleep last night. “

Mayor Ray Bourque also shared the devastating news on Facebook.

It read,

“It is with deep sorrow and regret that we report the passing of longtime City of Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais early Tuesday morning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mayor Langlinais’s family. All city flags will be flown at half-staff for the next 7 days in honor of his service to Broussard.”

He said that the legacy of Mayor Charles Langlinais will not be forgotten.

Although funeral arrangements have not yet been made public, the city of Broussard has decided to honur Langlinais’ many years of devotion to the community by flying flags at half-staff for the next week.

Charles Langlinais Cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Charles Langlinais has passed away.

Charles Langlinais was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Charles Langlinais cause of death in light of the recent news.

On Tuesday morning, Langlinais passed away in his sleep. The precise Charles Langlinais cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.

In later life, according to those who knew Langlinais well, he suffered kidney problems.



Who was Charles Langlinais?

Charles Langlinais is known as a visionary leader who helped Broussard’s transformation from a small town to a large city. To make his ideals a reality, he wasn’t reluctant to push for growth using any means possible, eventually openly sparring with other officials, including former Lafayette Mayor-President Joey Durel.

The city clerk, Tina Emert, stated, “We would laugh at some of the things he did,” “His thing was ‘Get it done now,’  and he would get angry when we called a business and they informed us that there was a holdup, the item was backordered, or that we would have to wait. Then he would tell you, ‘Call him back again and you tell him who I am. Tell him I’m the mayor, and I want it now.'”

Langlinais spent over 30 years serving the city of Broussard. Between January 1991 and December 2018, he was the mayor. He was on the council before that, from March 1987 until December 1990. Langlinais, a native of Broussard who served in the Navy, worked as a land surveyor and real estate agent. He provided a private hunting service as well. Under Langlinais’ direction, Broussard grew extremely quickly. To invest in the neighborhood, he persuaded companies including Home Depot, Walmart, Stine, and Albertsons. He was also a major force in the building of the Ambassador Caffery extension and Albertson Parkway.

Mel Bertrand, the city manager and public works director said,

“Charlie was very headstrong and very passionate about Broussard,” 

“And if he thought he was right, he thought he was right, and he would not sway away from that. It was good and bad. He was very reluctant to cave in, to admit when he was wrong. He was very passionate, and he wanted what was best for Broussard, and he would fight you tooth and nail for it.”

$10 million Donation

From 2011 through 2018, Bourque collaborated closely with Langlinais while serving on the city council. In 2018, after Langlinais declared he would not seek reelection, Bourque ran for mayor.

To promote economic growth, Langlinais supported Broussard’s decision to abolish its property tax in the early 1990s. To finance the construction of the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park, he also persuaded voters to pass a half-cent recreation sales tax in 2011.

Langlinais donated $10 million in city funding to ensure that the Ambassador Caffery addition was built after learning the state could not cover the entire cost of the project.

The Durel administration was sued by Langlinais twice: first for the annexation of land on the Ambassador Caffery extension and once for an $825,000 water bill from Lafayette Utilities System brought on by a water metre that had been bypassed.

Bourque said,

“I think Charlie is going to be remembered as a person who was really able to get things done,”

“He might have been controversial at times, but he helped Broussard go from a town to a city.”

Langlanais Last Meeting

On city council meeting, his family, friends, and coworkers celebrated his 30 years in office by roasting him at Walk-while On’s also remembering his years of dedication to the community. Langlinais reflected on what it had taken for three decades to properly administer the city.

Mayor Langlinais said,

“Well, you’ve got to get involved and not complain about situations. You’ve got to contribute.

And, that’s kind of when I started doing that.

And, ever since, I’ve always tried to get my council and people around me to be involved. Instead of moaning and crying how bad it is, be part of the solution.”

Video Credit : KATC.


Tributes to Charles Langlinais 

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.

Chuck Biliad Commented,

‘Broussard was very fortunate to have someone of Charlie’s vision to serve as Mayor for so many years. The benefits of his vision will be enjoyed by the city ,its citizen and businesses for generations to come. It was a privilege to serve on the council with him in the 1980’s. My condolences go out to Carolyn , Buddy and Maggie. Thanks Charlie. Enjoy Dulac in the sky.”

John Guidry commented,

‘A mayor that led Broussard into the future. May He Rest In Peace.”

Tammy Commented,

“Charles was a Great Mayor. Prayers for the family. May he RIP. 🙏

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

Kindly use the comment box below to honor the death of Charles Langlinais by leaving a tribute.


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