Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean Dies Suddenly from Heart Attack
Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, a top Republican, passed away on Sunday morning just three days after his 55th birthday, according to statements from his party.
“It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of House Minority Leader Hugh McKean,” Colorado House Republicans wrote on Twitter.
“Hugh was fiercely passionate about serving the great state of Colorado and will be missed dearly. Funeral services are being planned and details will be made public once finalized.”
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of House Minority Leader Hugh McKean. Hugh was fiercely passionate about serving the great state of Colorado and will be missed dearly. Funeral services are being planned and details will be made public once finalized. pic.twitter.com/Yw7ARMTnJv
— Colorado House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) October 30, 2022
The McKean Family and @CoHouseGOP want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love & support following the unexpected passing of Leader Hugh McKean. Funeral services are being planned and details will be made public once finalized by the family. #CoPolitics #coleg pic.twitter.com/gY8P9kMzwe
— Colorado House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) October 31, 2022
According to his deputy chief of staff, Roger Hudson, McKean had complained of feeling unwell the day before.
According to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office, McKean suffered an acute myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack. It claimed that the cause of death was natural.
In the wake of his passing, numerous tributes have been offered.
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Minority Leader Hugh McKean. Throughout my time serving with him, he always demonstrated his huge heart and was always there with a word of encouragement and an I love you. My thoughts are with his family.
— Dr. Yadira Caraveo (@YadiraCaraveo) October 30, 2022
I was saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Representative Hugh McKean.
My condolences and prayers go out to his family, and all who are hurting.
May we never forget his fortitude and desire to see positive change throughout this state. pic.twitter.com/pHdUj010Wx
— Erik Aadland for Congress (CO-7) (@AadlandforCO) October 31, 2022
— Kristi Burton Brown (@ColoradoKbb) October 30, 2022
My heart is broken over the news that my friend and colleague Hugh McKean has passed away. I loved working with Hugh. He was family to me. He transcended partisanship and was a friend to all. His loss leaves a hole in my heart and Colorado has lost an incredible leader. pic.twitter.com/jqeLTocozo
— State Representative Shannon Bird (@ShannonBird4CO) October 30, 2022
Flags at Larimer County facilities are being flown at half-mast in honor of the passing on Sunday of Colorado House Minority Leader and Loveland resident Hugh McKean. pic.twitter.com/WgdWpPVaaC
— Larimer County (@LarimerCounty) November 1, 2022
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