US Rep. Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia's daughter dies at 28: statement

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Congressman Garcia announces death of daughter, Rosa
Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced the death of his daughter, Rosa, Tuesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 28-year-old daughter of U.S. Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García died Monday night, according to a statement from the congressman.

"We are completely heartbroken," Garcia said.

Rosa joined Garcia's family as a young girl, who had been in the foster care system, the statement said.

"We did our best to provide a stable, loving, and welcoming home for her. Our family asks for privacy and welcomes your thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time," the statement said.

No additional information was provided about what led to Rosa's death.

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Garcia, a Democrat, has represented Illinois' 4th District since 2019.

He also ran for Chicago mayor earlier this year.

Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson tweeted his condolences Tuesday morning.

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