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Tim Kaine, Tom Perriello, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, etc. Express Sadness at Death of Democratic Spokesman Tyrone Gayle at Age 30


Earlier today, the news broke that Tyrone Gayle – Press Secretary for Sen. Kamala D. Harris, alumnus of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and Tim Kaine’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2012, and much more – had passed away from cancer at the very young age  of 30 (he graduated from Clemson in 2010).  I didn’t know him personally, but I’ve talked to a couple people today who knew him well and were really shaken and upset by his death. See below for statements from some of the people who knew, admired and clearly loved Tyrone – including Sen. Tim Kaine (who officiated at Tyrone’s wedding just six months ago), President Bill Clinton, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Rep. Tom Perriello, Tim Kaine’s communications director Ian Sams, etc. If you want to contribute to his memorial fund, “to help cover the costs of Tyrone’s outstanding medical bills and memorial arrangements,” please click here. For my part, I will simply express my deepest condolences to all of Tyrone’s family, friends and colleagues, and also my admiration for all that he accomplished in his life. Rest in peace.

P.S. My mind flashed back today to the July 2016 death of Tim Kaine’s Northern Virginia Regional Representative Joe Montano. I still really miss Joe…a unique, original force of nature, as I wrote at the time. Kind of like how people describe Tyrone.


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