On Monday, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) revealed every parent’s worst nightmare.
His daughter, Gwen, passed away.
She was only 17 years old.
Local police stated that they were called to Casten’s home early Monday morning.
When they arrived, they found his daughter completely unresponsive.
Gwen was declared dead at the scene.
Casten announced her death via social media on Monday night…
This morning, Congressman Casten’s beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed away. The Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time.
— Rep. Sean Casten (@RepCasten) June 14, 2022
The cause of death was not announced and is reportedly still under investigation.
Casten’s office provided no further details regarding the girl’s death.
Casten had previously mentioned his daughter who would soon be able to cast a vote for the first time…
It's a big year in the Casten household! Sean's daughter will be voting in her first election and was able to sign the petition for her dad.
— Team Sean Casten (@VoteCasten) February 2, 2022
Casten is running for his third term, facing off against Marie Newman in a redrawn district that will have two incumbents facing off.
Newman, after hearing the news, stated, “My heart breaks for the Casten family for the devastating loss of their daughter. My prayers are with Sean, Kara, and the entire Casten family.”
Source: Fox News