Louisiana Republican Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dies From COVID at Age 41


Louisiana Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died on Tuesday night time from issues associated to COVID-!9 after having been hospitalized final Wednesday, a household buddy informed the Monroe Information-Star.

Letlow died within the Intensive Care Unit at Oschner LSU Well being in Shreveport, Louisiana. He introduced on December 18 that he had examined constructive for the virus.

The 41-year-old married dad of two gained the Pelican State’s fifth District seat in a Dec. 5 runoff race and was set to take workplace on Sunday.

A Letlow spokesman mentioned in a press release:

“The household appreciates the quite a few prayers and assist over the previous days however asks for privateness throughout this troublesome and sudden time.”

In a Fb publish on Sunday, Letlow’s spouse Julia had thanked the general public for his or her “continued prayers and effectively needs” as her husband continued to battle the sickness.

“We thanks all from the underside of our hearts for the outpouring of assist we’ve got acquired and really feel actually blessed to be touched the prayers of so many,” she wrote.

The Fb web page was up to date Tuesday night time with the information of Letlow’s demise.

“Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, handed away this night at Ochsner-LSU Well being Shreveport as a result of issues from COVID-19. LSU Well being Shreveport Chancellor G.E. Ghali mentioned Letlow died from a coronary heart assault following a process elated to the an infection.

“He had no underlying situations,” Ghali mentioned. “It was simply COVID.”

“Letlow was admitted right into a Monroe hospital on December 19 after testing constructive for the coronavirus and was transferred to Ochsner-LSU Well being on Tuesday, December 22, and positioned in intensive care. Letlow is survived his spouse, Julia Barnhill Letlow, PhD., and two younger youngsters.

“The household appreciates the quite a few prayers and assist over the previous days however asks for privateness throughout this troublesome and sudden time. An announcement from the household together with funeral preparations shall be introduced at a later time.”

— Andrew Bautsch, Consultant for Congressman-elect Luke Letlow.

Gov. John Bel Edwards mourned Letlow’s demise.

We prolong our RedState ideas and prayers to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s stunning household at this very troublesome time.





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