Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora since 2011, passed away on Sunday, May 13, after a short battle with cancer.

Just last week, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan posted on Facebook that he had entered home hospice care “with the understanding that my future days will be lived with dignity, grace, and in peace.” He passed away Sunday morning, a short two months after learning he had cancer.

What Hogan thought to be flu symptoms back in March turned into an unexpected cancer diagnosis, and he went public with the news on March 26:

His next social media post was Wednesday, May 9, just four days before his passing:

Hogan, 69, gained national attention for leading the city of Aurora in the aftermath of the 2012 movie theater shooting, in which 12 people were killed and 70 others injured. He was a dedicated public servant, serving one term in the Colorado House of Representatives and six terms on the Aurora City Council before being elected to the mayoral position in 2011.

On Monday, May 14, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that flags across the state of Colorado be flown at half-mast in Hogan’s honor: