GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after Covid battle


Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died after a recent battle with the coronavirus, his office announced Monday.

Wright, 67, tested positive for Covid-19 last month and had been hospitalized in Dallas for the past two weeks.

He also was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 and had been hospitalized last September for complications related to his cancer treatments. In a statement, his office said Wright “passed away peacefully” on Sunday.

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