How did Don Young Die? Alaska Representative Cause of Death

How did Don Young Die? Don Young Cause of Death

Don Young Cause of Death: Alaska Representative Don Young died Friday at the age of 88, after serving in Congress for nearly 50 years, making him the longest-serving sitting member of the House, according to his office, which confirmed the death to several media outlets.

Young died while returning home to Alaska, according to Associated Press spokesperson Zack Brown in a statement to the AP and other outlets.

Don Young Cause of Death

Rep. Don Young, Alaska’s lone representative and the lengthiest member of the current Congress died on Friday, according to his office.

Young, a Republican, was 88 years old and the current Speaker of the House. He was first elected to Congress in a special election in 1973 and was re-elected to his 25th term as Alaska’s sole member of the US House of Representatives in 2020. “It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the death of Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and a revered champion for Alaska, who died today while returning to Alaska to be with the state and people he loved.”

Who was Don Young

According to his official biography, Young was born in California in 1933 and later relocated to Fort Yukon, a remote city in northern Alaska. He was sworn in as Alaska’s only House member in 1973 after stints as a teacher and a state and local politician, and he was re-elected 2 dozen times, making him the lengthiest House Republican in history.

Young was the most senior house member of the Natural Resources Committee, a place he used to advocate for more extensive oil drilling in Alaska, and he fought hard for federal funding for Alaska projects. He was also known for his direct and sometimes controversial remarks, and he was the subject of an independent investigation nearly a decade ago for alleged improper use of campaign funds.

Don Young Death Cause

How did Don Young Die: Young, a Republican, was the current Speaker of the House died Friday at the age of 88.

“His beloved wife Anne was by his side,” his office said in a statement.

Young went unconscious on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle, according to former Chief of Staff Jack Ferguson, who added that Young could not be resuscitated. The exact cause of death is not revealed yet.

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