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Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Hans Hughes Dies From Injuries After Getting Hit By Car

By Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:24pm

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Hans Hughes in downtown Phoenix
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Hans Hughes in downtown Phoenix.

Hans Hughes, who served as an ambassador for downtown Phoenix, died Sept. 21, about a month after he was hit by an alleged drunk driver while riding his bike home from work.

The 43-year-old Hughes was a beloved figure in the community, known by many for being friendly, outgoing, positive and energetic while helping people navigate the downtown area.

A candlelight vigil to honor Hughes is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Heritage Square Park’s Lath House Pavilion.

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