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April Freeman, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 17th Congressional District, died Sunday

Posted: 3:36 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 07:33:18Z

The Democratic candidate for Florida's 17th Congressional District, April Freeman , died suddenly on Sunday.

Her husband, David Freeman, posted on her Facebook page regarding the 54-year-old's death. The cause of death was not released.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement on the sudden passing of Congressional District 17 Candidate April Freeman:

"We are incredibly saddened by the sudden death of April Freeman. April put her heart and soul into her community - and was dedicated to making a better future for all Floridians.

"Just last night she was in the office, making calls and working to get out the vote. Her work ethic and passion was an inspiration to all of us. It is a tremendous loss to the Democratic Party and to all who knew her.

"Our hearts break for her family and love ones, who are grieving her loss."