Skip to comments.Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) Dies of Aneurysm at 58
Posted on 08/20/2008 11:14:54 AM PDT by KJC1
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, died Wednesday evening at a Cleveland area hospital after suffering an aneurysm.
Tubbs Jones, 58, chaired the House Ethics Committee and was one of Hillary Clintons biggest supporters during the Democratic primaries.
The liberal Democrat, first elected in 1998, suffered a brain hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights Tuesday night, said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital. He said the very serious hemorrhage was caused by an aneurysm that burst in an inaccessible part of her brain.
Her death was announced late Wednesday in a statement from the family, Huron Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. They said she died at 6:12 p.m.
I know she was a big Hillary supporter - was she also a Super Delegate?
Very sad. So unexpected.
Very sad. Prayers up.
More: Fox reported that she was driving her car in Cleveland last night in a fashion that a police officer described as erratic. After her vehicle was stopped she was then transported to a hospital, where she passed away this morning.
That is sad. Prayers of comfort for her loved ones.
Terrible for her family. Gone just like that, no real chance to say goodbye. What a gutpunch for her loved ones. Prayers.
All Democrat Congressmen are superdelegates.
Ditto—give them peace and strength to get thru this loss. She was young (58) and this sounds as if it was unexpected.
Yes, she was a superdelegate.
Rest In Peace Congresswoman. Prayers to her family in this very sad time.
Prayers for her and her family; may the be comforted by God’s presence. She was a vocal and unapologetic advocate for Hillary Clinton, and was a VERY influential power behind the introduction of Clinton’s name at the convention this year...
Prayers for those around her. This has to be difficult.
Prayers up for her family.
May she RIP. Prayers for her family.
Condolences to her family & friends, too.
If you’re over 55 and have ever smoked, get tested.
They now have a test to see potential problems before they blow.
Oh, no. I really liked her. She had such a beautiful smile and never seemed to be angry.
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