A wake is being held on Long Island Tuesday for Luis Alvarez, a former NYPD detective who died days after testifying on behalf of other 9/11 responders.
Alvarez appeared with former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart last month to plead with Congress to extend the Victim Compensation Fund.
Days later, he entered hospice.
Alvarez spent the last three years battling colorectal cancer linked to the toxic rubble he worked in at Ground Zero.
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