(Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings has died aged 68, his office confirmed on Twitter early Thursday.
“At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday October 17, 2019, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) passed away at John Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said in a statement.
The statement said that more information would be released later Thursday. Reuters could not immediately reach his representatives for further comment.
Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Toby Chopra