Louisiana Republican Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dies From COVID at Age 41

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Louisiana Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died on Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-!9 after having been hospitalized last Wednesday, a family friend told the Monroe News-Star.

Letlow died in the Intensive Care Unit at Oschner LSU Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. He announced on December 18 that he had tested positive for the virus.

The 41-year-old married dad of two won the Pelican State’s 5th District seat in a Dec. 5 runoff race and was set to take office on Sunday.

A Letlow spokesman said in a statement:

“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time.”

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Letlow’s wife Julia had thanked the public for their “continued prayers and well wishes” as her husband continued to battle the illness.

“We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support we have received and feel truly blessed to be touched by the prayers of so many,” she wrote.

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The Facebook page was updated Tuesday night with the news of Letlow’s death.

“Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19. LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor G.E. Ghali said Letlow died from a heart attack following a procedure elated to the infection.

“He had no underlying conditions,” Ghali said. “It was just COVID.”

“Letlow was admitted into a Monroe hospital on December 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus and was transferred to Ochsner-LSU Health on Tuesday, December 22, and placed in intensive care. Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, PhD., and two young children.

“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time. A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”

— Andrew Bautsch, Representative for Congressman-elect Luke Letlow.

Gov. John Bel Edwards mourned Letlow’s death.

We extend our thoughts and prayers to Rep.-elect Luke Letlow’s beautiful family at this difficult time.

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