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BRIDGEPORT, CT. (THECOUNT) – Ezequiel Santiago, a state representative from Bridgeport, Connecticut, has died, according to Governor Ned Lamont.
Santiago, 45, a Democrat rep in Bridgeport, passed away on Thursday night.
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WTNH reports that Santiago died after suffering a fatal heart attack.
Lamont released the following statement on Santiago’s death:
“We were terribly saddened to learn this morning of the sudden passing of Representative Ezequiel Santiago, a man who truly loved public service and his hometown of Bridgeport. The State of Connecticut has lost an outstanding advocate, and our hearts are broken today as we mourn his loss. He was a devoted father, fighter for his community, and a dedicated public servant. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and constituents at this difficult time.”
Governor Lamont has directed the flag of the State of Connecticut to fly at half-staff in his honor.
Geo quick facts: Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound, 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx – Wikipedia.
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