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Jefferson Descendant, Impersonator Dies

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Rob Coles, impersonating his ancestor Thomas Jefferson. Rob Coles, impersonating his ancestor Thomas Jefferson.

An Albemarle County native who portrayed Thomas Jefferson on stages from Charlottesville to the White House lost his battle with cancer.

Rob Coles passed away peacefully Tuesday, according to his family. Coles was internationally known for impersonating Jefferson, his fifth great-grandfather.

Funeral arrangements are being made. Family members say the service will likely be at Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont.

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