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Congressman Andy Barr's wife dies unexpectedly

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 10:14:56-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Congressman Andy Barr's wife, Carol Barr, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. The cause of death has not been released.

Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado released the following statement regarding the sudden passing.

“Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington. During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”

Kentucky politicians from both parties are extending their condolences to the Barr family.

Mitch McConnell statement on Carol Barr

Barr has served as the congressman of Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013.