Illinois Democratic Congressman Sean Casten and his family are in grieving after finding out their 17-year-old daughter passed away.
Rep. Casten’s daughter was found dead at the age of 17 in their family home.
The cause of death has yet to be reported and her death is still under investigation.
This morning, Congressman Casten’s beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed away. The Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time.
— Rep. Sean Casten (@RepCasten) June 14, 2022
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 14, 2022
It hasn’t been reported if Gwen had any previous medical conditions or had any adverse effects from getting vaccinated.
Rep. Casten previously went on record saying “if you want your children to be adults someday, get them vaccinated”.
If you want your children to be adults someday, get them vaccinated.
If you want to prevent widespread disease, get everyone vaccinated.
If you think exposure to contagious disease leads to immunity, read some early US history. https://t.co/8xsoyGeIwX
— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) March 21, 2019
Fox News had more on the story:
Illinois Congressman Sean Casten announced the death of this teenage daughter in a statement on Monday.
Casten’s congressional office said Gwen Casten, 17, passed away Monday morning, but provided no further details on her death.
The statement described Gwen as Casten’s “beloved daughter” and said the family was requesting privacy during this “heartbreaking time.”
Police in Downers Grove, Illinois, said they were called to the Casten home around 6:48 a.m. for an unresponsive 17-year-old female and determined that she was deceased.
The DuPage County Coroner also responded to the scene, and the cause of death is under investigation.
Casten’s campaign tweeted a picture of Gwen back in February, writing: “It’s a big year in the Casten household! Sean’s daughter will be voting in her first election and was able to sign the petition for her dad.”
It's a big year in the Casten household! Sean's daughter will be voting in her first election and was able to sign the petition for her dad.
— Team Sean Casten (@VoteCasten) February 2, 2022