A 9/11 firefighter has become the 200th to die from a world trade centre related illness.
FDNY Firefighter Richard Driscoll died earlier this week.
He had served with the fire department for 32 years, retiring in 2002.
Dreiscoll was among the firefighters that responded to the terror attacks on the world trade centre in 2001.
The New York City Fire Department says he worked tirelessly in the rescue and recovery efforts that followed.
New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio paid tribute to Richard Driscoll, and also Kevin Nolan, the 199th firefighter to die from WTC related illness.
Rest in peace, firefighters Richard Driscoll and Kevin Nolan.
200 members of the FDNY have now succumbed to WTC-related illness. They didn’t hesitate to run into danger. They stayed until the work was done.
The Senate MUST fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. pic.twitter.com/pHTif6PwCL
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 18, 2019
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said:
“It is almost incomprehensible that after losing 343 members on September 11, we have now had 200 more FDNY members die due to World Trade Center illness. These heroes gave their lives bravely fighting to rescue and recover others. We will never forget them.”