WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, died Sunday from Kovid-19, his office said Monday.
“Congressman Ron Wright died peacefully at age 67,” his office said in a statement on Monday. It states, “For the past two weeks, Ron and [his wife] Susan was admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19. “
Wright, who was re-elected for a second term in November, is the first member of Congress to die from a disease caused by coronavirus. He died more than two weeks after testing positive for Kovid-19 on 21 January. 21. At this time, he said in a statement that he was “experiencing minor symptoms, but overall I feel fine and will continue to work from home this week for the people of the 6th district.”
According to the House clerk, the last time Wright voted on the House floor.
Last year, according to the Texas Tribune, Wright was hospitalized due to complications from cancer treatment.
“As friends, family and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism for a very long time. Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron has shown the people around him Did not lack the desire to get up and go to work to inspire, or to advise the father.
Wright represented the 6th Congressional District of Texas. He was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee.