Rep. Tubbs Jones Has Died of a Brain Aneurysm

UPDATE: Apparently Rep. Tubbs Jones is not dead, for which thank God; but the story that she had died has created an embarrassing situation for Capitol Briefing, a column written by Ben Pershing at the Washington Post. More here.

She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition yesterday, and was removed from life support at 12:19 this afternoon.

Here is the CBS News article from before she died:

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, had a brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition with limited brain function, a doctor said Wednesday.

Tubbs Jones, 58, suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday, said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital in East Cleveland. The congresswoman had been driving erratically and her vehicle crossed lanes of traffic before coming to a stop, police said.

Tubbs Jones “collapsed when she suffered a very serious brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst in an inaccessible part of her brain,” Kious said during a news conference. A team of doctors who evaluated her determined she has limited brain function.

More at Memeorandum.

2 Responses to “Rep. Tubbs Jones Has Died of a Brain Aneurysm”

  1. Harry Knopp says:

    There’s a link for sending condolences to the family (as well as other links to local Cleveland news coverage of her life and death) on http://www.USAMediaGuide.com

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