Dingell served in the House of Representatives for 59 years and 22 days, from 1955 to 2015. Debbie Dingell said in a statement that she would spending time at home with her husband as he "entered a new phase".
Tributes poured in following Dingell's death, including from former USA presidents, colleagues and some of his more than 250,000 Twitter followers.
For more than 16 years Dingell led the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.
Adding to Dingell's image as the auto industry's man in Washington was his second marriage, in 1981, to the former Deborah Insley, a General Motors Corp. lobbyist 27 years his junior.
"It was always a relief for me to know that when he and I met with the Senate in conference, we were talking from the same page, believed in the same things, and we were going to fight together", Waxman said in 2009. She was absent during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in Washington, DC, on Tuesday evening.
Alongside his congressman father, Dingell was serving as a page on the House floor when President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan on December 8, 1941.
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John David Dingell Jr. was born on July 8, 1926, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the first of three children of John Dingell and the former Grace Bigler. John Dingell served in the Army during the World War II era. The couple divorced in the 1970s, and Helen died in 2016.
Mr Dingell was 29 when he won a special election for his father's seat after the latter's sudden death in 1955.
"He had a long tradition of introducing legislation on the first day of each new Congress to guarantee health care for every single American".
In my life and career I have often heard it said that so-and-so has real power - as in, "the powerful Wile E. Coyote, chairman of the Capture the Road Runner Committee". The president also used Twitter to extend sympathies to Debbie Dingell and other family members. The subcommittee accused Deaver of lying in his testimony and referred the matter to an independent counsel. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is said to have felled the animal with a pistol as it charged him during a hunting trip in Soviet Georgia.
John Dingell recently released a memoir called: 'The Dean, the Best Seat in the House'.
John Dingell responded: 'Buddy, I think you might want to sit this one out'.
"One of the advantages to knowing that your demise is imminent, and that reports of it will not be greatly exaggerated, is that you have a few moments to compose some parting thoughts", Dingell said Thursday.