Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67

Ron Wright

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The office of Texas Republican Congressman Ron Wright, who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment, has died more than two weeks after contracting COVID-19. A spokesman says the 67-year-old died Sunday, but he didn’t know the cause of death. His office says the congressman and his wife, Susan, had been admitted at a Dallas hospital the previous two weeks after contracting COVID-19. Wright announced in January that he had tested positive for the virus. Wright represented the Texas’ 6th Congressional District and was first elected in 2018.

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