Eddie Basha, a noted figure in the Valley, passed away Tuesday at the age of 75.
Numerous prominent Arizonans took to Twitter to express their condolences. We've compiled a list of their tweets below.
Just heard about the death of Eddie Basha. One of Arizona's finest.He leaves a great legacy.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) March 27, 2013
Sad to hear about great Arizonan Eddie Basha. He always thought of others; even reached out to me in recent hospital stay. Prayers 2 family.— Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha has always been the greatest of friends and one of my very favorite guys. One of Arizona's all-time best. Irreplaceable. Wow.— Grant Woods (@GrantWoods) March 27, 2013
So sad that Eddie Basha has passed. A good American and a proud Arizonan. He will be missed. Sending love to his family.— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) March 27, 2013
Sad & heartbroken to hear about the passing of Eddie Basha. Champion for education, best thing we can do to honor him is support our schools— Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) March 27, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with the Basha family. He was a great Arizonan dedicated to public service & improving children's education.— Mayor Mark Mitchell (@AZMayorMitchell) March 27, 2013
So sad to hear Eddie Basha passed away. Az icon will be greatly missed. He was instrumental in restoring funding for #Az transplant patients— Anna Tovar (@SenAnnaTovar) March 27, 2013
Sorry to hear of passing of Eddie Basha. He and Nadine have been such champions for education. My heart goes out to her and all his family.— David Schapira (@dschapira) March 27, 2013
Our dear friend Eddie Basha passed away today. Arizona and our country will miss him terribly!— Cindy McCain (@CindyhM1) March 27, 2013
Valley icon Eddie Basha R.I.P.more than a grocer - a great man!— Tim Hattrick (@timhattrick) March 27, 2013
So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Basha. He was such a kind man. I know a lot of people are going to miss him.— Gayle Bass (@gaylebass) March 27, 2013
Arizona grocery store owner Eddie Basha has died.Can't tell you how many runs I made to Basha's in college at ASU— Mark Boyle (@newsanchormark) March 27, 2013
Saddened to hear about the passing of AZ Icon Eddie Basha. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family this evening.— Daniel Hernandez Jr (@djblp) March 27, 2013
Sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Basha. He certainly made his mark on Arizona.— Gary Serviss (@DGServiss) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha, an Arizona giant has passed. Our hearts and prayers are with the Basha family this evening.— Spencer C. Morgan (@SpencerCMorgan) March 27, 2013
One of the reasons the Shope family is still in the grocery biz is because of Eddie Basha. A true friend of all Arizonans. RIP Mr. Basha— T.J. Shope (@TJShopeforAZ) March 27, 2013
Sad to hear about the passing of AZ icon Eddie Basha. With Eddie, we always knew "we had a friend."— Mayor Scott Smith (@Mayor_Smith) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha has died. Anyone from AZ and shopped at Bashas knows who he was. A philanthropist who gave back to this community. A good man— John Billar NoWayNRA (@azmoderate) March 27, 2013
Rest in Peace Eddie Basha. You've done great things for Arizona, and I am proud to be an employee of your company, @bashasmarkets. Thank you— Amy Elinski (@AmyElinski) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha and the chief bakery teams at Basha's grocery store were the first to see the value and potential for... fb.me/2hGyoY4l9— Dee McCaffrey (@GratefullyDee) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha, a friend, a hero, & an inspiration to not only myself but Arizona has passed away tonight. Sad. Reflective. He will be missed.— Kevin Spidel (@kspidel) March 27, 2013
Eddie Basha is a genuine American hero. He symbolized what makes me proud to be an Arizonan.A strong and... fb.me/29WqrMn0F— Martin Sepulveda (@M_C_Sepulveda) March 27, 2013
RIP Eddie Basha. Az will miss you. Thanks for all the great things you did for our state.— Nadine Yassine (@DeanieNY) March 27, 2013
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