Son of Kansas City Mayor Sly James dies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A son of Kansas City Mayor Sly James has died.

Joni Wickham, the mayor’s director of public affairs, confirmed Eric Christian James died Tuesday evening after a prolonged illness. He was the mayor’s oldest son.

Mayor James has yet to release an official statement, but on Twitter he wrote:

“Thanks to everyone for their kind words and wishes. I may be a bit out of touch over the next few days but I sincerely thank you all!”

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