Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, the longtime GOP leader in the Assembly, died last night at 11:30 p.m. -- in the closing hours of the lame duck legislative session. DeCroce represented Morris County.
DeCroce's death was felt deeply on both sides of the aisle. Gov. Chris Christie postponed today's State of the State address to instead eulogize DeCroce, whom he characterized as both friend and mentor.
DeCroce was 75.