Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has announced the she suffered a heartbreaking loss due to the pandemic raging across the world.
Rep. Omar took to Twitter to announce that her father had passed away from complications related to the virus.
“It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away due to complications from COVID-19,” Rep. Omar said in a statement.
“No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him.”
Huffington Post reported that Rep. Ilhan Omar said Monday that her father had died from complications of the coronavirus.
“It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19,” Omar said in a statement obtained by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him.”
“My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time,” she said.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 116,000 people in the United States. More than 2.1 million people have tested positive for the virus, which is still ravaging parts of the country as infections spike in nearly two dozen states.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in April that her older brother, Don Reed Herring, died of the coronavirus, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar detailed her husband’s struggles after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He ultimately recovered.