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COLUMBIA, Mo. – A member of the Missouri state House of Representatives announced on Twitter Thursday morning that her husband has died.

Rep. Sara Walsh is the Republican Majority Caucus Chair and is from District 50 which represents Cole, Cooper, Moniteau, and Boone counties. Her husband, Steve Walsh contracted COVID-19 and was placed on a ventilator.

The representative said the following on Twitter Thursday morning:

It saddens my heart to share that this morning my best friend and beloved husband Steve Walsh was welcomed to Heaven’s glory into the arms of Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. Arrangements pending. Thank you to everyone who has lifted us up in prayer.

@SaraForMissouri / Twitter

Rep. Walsh announced on Twitter that her husband was very ill on Aug. 3.

Rep. Walsh is now seeking the 4th congressional district seat currently held by Rep. Vicky Hartzler. Her husband was Hartzler’s press secretary.