LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Nevada State Assemblyman and Democrat Majority Whip Tyrone Thompson said he passed away early Saturday morning, say friends and family members.

Thompson said he passed away at around 1 a.m. in Las Vegas on May 4. A cause of death was not provided.


Thompson, who represented District 17 in Clark County and was a native of North Las Vegas, severed the Nevada Legislature for four sessions from 2013 to 2019, according to the legislature’s website. He also served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Former Nevada Assemblyman John Moore posted about Thompson’s passing on Facebook.

“I served with Tyrone in the legislature and on a few committees, we sat next to each other on the Assembly floor,” Moore wrote. “I would often ask Tyrone for advice on different issues, I could always count on getting an honest answer from him. Assemblyman Thompson was the type of person that always had a smile and a kind word no matter what the situation was,” reports Fox5Vegas.

The Clark County coroner is currently investigating Assemblyman Thompson’s cause and manner of death.


Geo quick facts: Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County – Wikipedia.

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