A 2010 photo of Councilman Bill Rosendahl by Jeff Heusser via Wikimedia Commons.
A 2010 photo of Councilman Bill Rosendahl by Jeff Heusser via Wikimedia Commons.

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is under hospice care at his Mar Vista home, where he is expected to live out his final days, according to his successor.

“With a very heavy heart, I must report that Bill is gravely ill,” Councilman Mike Bonin wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “After several hospital visits and a brief stay in a convalescent home, Bill returned to his Mar Vista home last week, where he is receiving round-the-clock hospice care.”

Rosendahl’s family and doctors “feel that he is in his twilight days, and his transition from this world to the next has begun,” Bonin said. “He is comfortable and happy, surrounded by family and friends, at home in the house he adores, with the sounds of his chickens and the fresh breeze he loves so much.’

Rosendahl announced in 2012 that he had cancer and would not be running for re-election to represent the 11th district. Bonin was his chief of staff at the time and ran to replace Rosendahl, with his endorsement.

Bonin encouraged those close to Rosendahl and wish to visit him to do so from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in groups of no more than four people. Messages can also be sent to him via Facebook, he said.

“Bill has given so much throughout his lifetime to everyone he has touched. It is time for us to shine that love back at him,” Bonin wrote.

Rosendahl, 70, served on the council from 2005 to 2013.

— Wire reports 

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