U.S. Rep. Ron Wright of Texas dies after being hospitalized for Covid-19

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, died Sunday after getting hospitalized for Covid-19, his office environment said Monday.

Wright experienced also been battling cancer.

“Congressman Ron Wright handed absent peacefully at the age of 67,” his business office said in a assertion Monday. It additional, “For the prior two weeks, Ron and [his wife] Susan experienced been admitted to Baylor Clinic in Dallas soon after contracting Covid-19.”

A spokesman advised NBC Information that Wright, “passed away from wellbeing troubles pursuing his COVID-19 analysis.”

Wright, who was re-elected to a second phrase in November, handed absent a minimal extra than two months following he analyzed beneficial for coronavirus, on Jan. 21. At the time, he explained in a statement that he experienced been “experiencing insignificant signs, but total, I feel okay” and would carry on working from household.

The Residence held a temporary minute of silence for Wright Monday afternoon for the duration of a pro forma session on the floor, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., presiding.

Residence Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stated in a assertion Monday that Wright “emulated the really finest of The usa, and we had been fortuitous to have experienced the possibility to phone him a colleague and a pal.”

“Our hearts are weighty with the news of Ron’s passing. Judy and I send out our heartfelt prayers to Susan and their little ones through this incredibly tough time,” he stated.

Very last September, Wright was hospitalized owing to issues from most cancers treatment, according to the Texas Tribune.

“As friends, relatives, and quite a few of his constituents will know, Ron managed his brief wit and optimism until finally the incredibly end. Even with many years of agonizing, from time to time debilitating therapy for cancer, Ron in no way lacked the need to get up and go to perform, to motivate these about him, or to provide fatherly suggestions,” his office explained Monday.

Wright represented Texas’ 6th Congressional District. He was a member of the Home Foreign Affairs Committee and the Residence Training and Labor Committee. The very last time Wright cast a vote on the House flooring was Jan. 13, according to the Dwelling clerk.

Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, R-La., died from Covid-19 in late December, just a number of days before the commence of the new Congress. A variety of lawmakers have also analyzed positive for Covid-19 above the final year, but have recovered.