Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) issued a statement Wednesday on the tragic death of his 17-year-old daughter, Gwen, who reportedly died in her sleep Monday morning.
The cause of death has yet to be uncovered, though the congressman said Gwen’s death was peaceful.
“We are grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts, condolences and help,” Casten posted to his Twitter account, captioning a photo of his daughter. “To all asking what they can do, we ask only that you live your lives as Gwen lived hers.”
“On Sunday night, we had dinner as a family and then she went out with some friends for a few hours,” a statement from the representative detailed. “When she got home, she said goodnight to Kara (Casten’s wife) and I, texted