US Rep. Andy Barr

According to published reports, US Congressman Andy Barr's wife, Carol Barr, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. The cause of death has not been released.

Barr represents the 6th Congressional District, including Madison County.

Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado released the following statement regarding Carol Barr's death:

“Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington. During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”

“Our hearts go out to the Barr family at this tragic news,” Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Mac Brown said. “While there are no words that can heal the pain of losing a loved one, we pray together that God will comfort Congressman Andy Barr, their daughters, and the entire family through this very difficult time.”

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