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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies. I was 41 years old


#Luke #Letlow, a 41-year-old congressman-elect from #Louisiana, died #Tuesday afternoon of complications from COVID-19, his spokesman announced hours later. #Letlow, who was a #Republican, won the election to the #House of #Representatives in the 5th #Louisiana #District.

The congressman-elect passed away from #Ochsner-LSU #Health #Shreveport, his spokesman, #Andrew #Bautsch, confirmed. #He had been transferred there on #December 22 from a hospital in #Monroe, #Louisiana, where he was admitted three days earlier after testing positive for COVID-19, he added. #In #Shreveport he was in an intensive care unit.

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#His death occurred less than a week before the new #Congress took office, scheduled for this #Sunday, #January 3.

#Letlow is survived by his wife, #Julia #Barnhill #Letlow, and two young children. “The family appreciates the many prayers and support over the past few days, but asks for privacy at this difficult and unexpected time,” #Bautsch said in a statement.

#Louisiana #Governor #John #Bel #Edwards urged residents of the state to pray for the #Letlow family, and will order flags to fly at half mast on the day of his funeral. The #Louisiana #Congressional delegation released a statement in which its members stated: “#We are devastated to learn of the passing of #Luke #Letlow.”

#House #Minority #Leader #Kevin #McCarthy, #Republican of #California, tweeted: “#Our hearts are broken tonight as we process the news. ”#House #Speaker #Nancy #Pelosi, D-California, also expressed condolences.

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#Letlow had won a lower house seat by winning fellow #Republican #Lance #Harris in the second round earlier this month, according to the secretary of state’s website. #More than 338,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the #United #States since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from our sister network NBC #News.

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#With information from NBC #News.



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