A Virginia state senator has passed away due to complications from coronavirus.
Ben Chafin, 60 years old, died over the weekend after a two-week stay in a Richmond hospital.
“Amanda and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend Senator Ben Chafin,” said Republican state Sen. Todd Pillion. “Ben loved life, his family, his work, and the people of Southwest Virginia, for whom he advocated tirelessly.”
Statement on the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Senator Ben Chafin. pic.twitter.com/n4s8I3UKZA
— Todd Pillion (@ToddPillionVA) January 2, 2021
“So sad to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Senator Ben Chafin,” said state Delegate Israel O’Quinn. “It’s a huge loss for SWVA and for his family and we all need to keep them in our prayers.”
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