Alaska Congressman Don Young Dies After Losing Consciousness in Flight; Cause of Death Remains Mystery


US Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, died after losing consciousness on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle on Friday. Young was travelling to Alaska with his wife, Anne, when the tragic incident took place. The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed yet.

The longest-serving member of the House, Young was embroiled in a controversy in 2014 after a House Ethics Committee report found him violating House rules by using campaign funds to pay for 15 personal hunting trips that took place between 2001 and 2013.

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska

What Caused Young’s Death?

Announcing his death, Young’s office issued a statement. “It’s with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young, the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home…

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