Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died, his congressional office announced in a statement Monday, saying that he had been admitted to the hospital after contracting Covid-19.
Republican congressman, Ron Wright dies of Coronavirus, his office announced in a statement on Monday.
“Congressman Ron Wright passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on Feb. 7, 2021. His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of their Lord and Savior,” CNN quoted the statement.
the statement read. “For the previous two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19.” The statement said.
Wright contracted the virus following congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s death, he tested positive on January 21, he said he felt fine and will continue to work from home.
CNN quoted President Joe Biden on the death news of Wright, saying he was “a fighter who battled bravely against both cancer and COVID-19, diseases that our nation will continue working tirelessly every day to defeat in the memory of all those we have lost.”
“Our prayers are with Ron’s wife, Susan, their three children, and their nine grandchildren,” Biden said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, expressed her grief “life of public service to the people of Texas.”
“As we grieve Congressman Wright’s passing, members of Congress are united in sorrow and pray for the families and loved ones of the over 460,000 Americans who have been killed by the vicious coronavirus”, Pelosi added, “Each death is a tragedy that breaks our hearts and demands strong urgent action.”
The statement also noted that the congressman has also battled cancer.