Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., revealed Thursday that his 25-year-old son, Tommy Raskin, has died.
“Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor,” Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, said in a statement. “We are devastated and demolished to be without him.”
Tommy Raskin was in his second year at Harvard Law School after graduating from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. The family did not reveal his cause of death.
The congressman’s office said the family is “grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends” and asked everyone to “observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief.”
Condolences poured in for the Raskin family.
“My heart completely shatters for my dear friend Rep. Raskin, Sarah, and their family in this devastating loss,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wrote on Twitter. “Tommy was an incredible and brilliant beam of light. All our thoughts are with the Raskin family, and we pray for support to envelop them in this unimaginable time.”
Raskin has represented Maryland’s 8th District since 2017.