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.
Britainy and I are heartbroken for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his family tonight at the sad news of the unexpected passing of the congressman's wife, Carol. We are praying for the Barr family. ^ AB— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020
Heartbroken to learn of Carol Barr’s passing. Carol was a wonderful mother and wife, and she was beloved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. My heartfelt prayers are with Andy, their children, and their entire family as they mourn this unspeakable loss.— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) June 17, 2020
We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr. They attended our wedding. The memories I have of her are of kindness, warmth, understanding, & encouragement. She is deeply missed. Praying for Andy and their two precious, young daughters— Treasurer Ball (@KYTreasurer) June 17, 2020
I remember the day years ago when my friend Andy Barr told me about the extraordinary woman he'd met, and how he thought she was the one. He was right on both. My heart breaks for Carol, Andy and their beautiful family.— KY Sec. of State Michael Adams (@KYSecState) June 17, 2020
As a Scott County native, I have known Carol my entire life. Every time I saw her, she had a smile on her face, which shined like the sun. I mourn the loss of my friend. My prayers are with Andy & his family during this time. I ask that all of Kentucky join me in praying for them pic.twitter.com/Jc0I4fcucY— Commissioner Ryan Quarles (@KYAgCommish) June 17, 2020
Carol Barr was loving, caring and compassionate. Her smile and spirit were irrepressible and her life represented devotion to family and friends and the broader community she embraced and touched each day. My sympathies to @RepAndyBarr and their children and his full family.— Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) June 17, 2020
My heart goes out to Andy and his two daughters over the tragic loss of Carol. They are in our prayers. While we were political competitors, we are Kentuckians first. I hope they feel the love of many and we wish him great strength during this very trying time.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) June 17, 2020
My prayers are with @RepAndyBarr, his children, and his entire family. This is an unimaginable loss. While we may disagree politically, we’re both family men and I can’t fathom the pain he must be experiencing right now.— Josh Hicks (@joshhicksky) June 17, 2020
I am shocked and so sad to hear of the unexpected passing of Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr. Please join me in keeping Andy, their daughters, and all of their family and friends in our prayers during this heartbreaking time.— Mayor Linda Gorton (@MayorGorton) June 17, 2020
Our hearts are heavy tonight. Kelley and I offer our deepest condolences to Rep. Andy Barr, his two daughters, family, and friends. Please join us in praying for them during this incredibly difficult time.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 17, 2020
Barr has served as the congressman of Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013.