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Tributes are coming in from around the state for Robert Sexton.

The longtime education advocate died Thursday in Lexington after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

A Louisville native, Sexton was executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a non-partisan education advocacy group.

Governor Steve Beshear said in a statement today that Sexton’s passing “leaves an enormous void in our state.”

Sexton is survived by his wife and five adult children.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."