Just days after being medically evacuated from North Korea, Ohio native and University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier passed away on Monday afternoon at the age of 22.
Warmbier, who was last seen in public in March 2016 when he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after allegedly stealing a propaganda sign from his hotel, had been in a coma for over a year. It is unknown as to what exactly caused Warmbier's brain injury.
Here's how members of Ohio's congressional delegation (and Gov. John Kasich) reacted to his death:
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
My full statement on the passing of Otto Warmbier: pic.twitter.com/KT538qw6tb— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) June 19, 2017
Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH)
Otto Warmbier was such a promising young man. He was kind, generous and accomplished. He had a bright future ahead of him.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) June 19, 2017
His passing today is a loss for Ohio and for all of us. Jane and I are lifting up the Warmbier family in our prayers at this difficult time.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) June 19, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Otto Warmbier, a remarkable young Ohioan: https://t.co/qSGnPcJQra— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) June 19, 2017
Gov. John Kasich (R-OH)
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Sending our prayers to the Warmbier family during this difficult time.— Steve Chabot ???? (@RepSteveChabot) June 19, 2017
This post will likely be updated as more representatives express their condolences.