- Associated Press - Monday, October 15, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A six-term Democratic state representative from Philadelphia has died of a suspected heart attack.

The daughter of Rep. Mike O’Brien said he died in the early hours on Monday in the home where he had lived as a child in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood.

Bridget O’Brien says her father had been battling a host of medical issues.

The 64-year-old O’Brien had decided not to seek re-election this year. He had been the ranking Democrat on the Urban Affairs Committee.

Survivors also include his wife and son.

Mike O’Brien had been a legislative aide to his predecessor, and before that had worked in a meatpacking plant.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide