'His Heart Stopped': Jimmy Carter's Grandson Dies

Posted: Dec 21, 2015 9:25 AM
'His Heart Stopped': Jimmy Carter's Grandson Dies

Jeremy Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, died Saturday, he told his church Sunday morning. He was 28 years old.

Maranatha Baptist Church Rev. Jeremy Shoulta told CNN how the tragedy unfolded. One minute he was complaining about feeling ill and lied down for a nap, the next he was rushed to the ER:

The younger Carter's heart stopped, the minister said, and the family tried CPR and rushed him to a hospital.

"They were trying to keep his heart going and eventually, later in the night or the wee hours of (Sunday) morning, his heart stopped," Shoulta said.

Over the summer, President Carter announced he had brain cancer. After several treatments and prayers, he overcame the disease. How tragic he and his family now have to deal with this unexpected loss.

Prayers to him and his grieving family at this time.