Newly-elected Letlow dies with COVID complications

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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, suffering complications following a COVID-19 diagnosis, has died.

Letlow was recently elected to his first term in U.S. Congress with the help of Union Parish voters

Letlow, 41, was transferred from St. Francis Medical Center to the Ochsner LSU Health ICU on Dec. 23. He is survived by his wife Julia and two children.

“The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,” the family said in a prepared statement released to media. “A statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”