North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan Died At 66 – Kay Hagan, a former US senator from North Carolina died at her home in Greensboro, on Monday after a prolonged illness. She was 66.
North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan Died At 66 | Kay Hagan Cause Of Death:
According to Kay Hagan’s family statement, “We already miss her humor and spirit as the hub of our family, a role she loved more than anything. Nobody could light up a room and make people feel welcome like Kay.”
Kay Hagan Cause Of Death:
Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan died at her home in Greensboro of encephalitis, or brain inflammation, caused by a rare virus [ contracted Powassan virus in late 2016 ] spread from ticks to humans, and the subsequent brain inflammation made speaking and walking difficult for her.
Brought my granddaughter Christine to her first UNC game in Chapel Hill. Great win for the Tar Heels! pic.twitter.com/GDHeZNYWYP
— Kay Hagan (@kayhagan) February 21, 2015
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis wrote, “Susan and I are absolutely heartbroken by Senator Kay Hagan’s sudden passing and extend our condolences and prayers to her loving family and many friends. We join all North Carolinians in remembering her dedicated and distinguished record of public service to our state & nation.”
Hagan is survived by her husband, Chip Hagan, and children Jeanette Hagan, Tilden Hagan and Carrie Hagan Stewart, who said for her “humor and spirit as the hub of our family.”
— Kay Hagan (@kayhagan) November 4, 2014
Born in Shelby, North Carolina, on May 26, 1953, Kay Hagan defeated Republican Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 election, she became the first woman to defeat an incumbent woman in a U.S. Senate election. She ran for reelection in 2014 and lost to Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a close race.
Senator Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, said in a tweet, “Deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Sen. Kay Hagan today. She was a dedicated public servant, unafraid to fight for the people she represented.”
— Kay Hagan (@kayhagan) October 30, 2014
“Kay was a fierce advocate for North Carolina, and she represented our state with courage and grace her entire career,” Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff through sunset Tuesday said. “She made it a mission to inspire young people — especially young girls — to enter public service, and she served as a role model to so many. North Carolina is mourning one of our best today.”
— Kay Hagan (@kayhagan) October 24, 2014