GOP Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen Dies After Battling COVID-19
16:42 GMT 20.12.2021 (Updated: 16:58 GMT 20.12.2021)
The news about the death of the Washington state senator comes weeks after it was announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 while in El Salvador.
Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen has died at the age of 52 following a long battle with the coronavirus, the state’s Senate Republican Caucus said.
The conservative senator died on Friday, according to the statement.
“We are heartbroken to share that our husband and father passed away on Friday, Dec. 17. Please keep our family in your prayers and thank you for continuing to respect our privacy in this extremely difficult time", his family said.
The statement did not disclose the cause or the place of death.