Luke Letlow’s family talks about congressman-elect’s COVID death: ‘We are heartbroken’


Congressman-elect Luke Letlow with his wife Julia and their two children on Dec. 7, 2020. (The Advertiser)

(The Advertiser)- The family of the late Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow issued its first full statement about the husband and father since his death from COVID-19 complications Tuesday.

Letlow’s wife Julia said the family is “heartbroken” but appreciates the “outpouring of support.”

Following is the complete statement from the family:

“We are heartbroken to have lost Luke far too early, and with far too much promise, but we are immensely grateful for all that Luke achieved in a life defined by service to others and a steadfast commitment to making a real difference in this world. The incredible outpouring of support from across our community, state, and country is a testament to how many lives Luke impacted through his friendship, leadership and genuine goodness. Luke had a servant’s heart, and that was evident in every conversation he had, with people of every walk of life. Our family is so thankful for the outpouring of support we have received, and will work every day to honor his memory and the legacy he leaves behind.”

Letlow, a Republican from Start in rural Richland Parish, was 41 with no underlying conditions, LSU Health Chancellor G.E. Ghali said.

Read The Advertiser’s full story here.

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