LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The wife of U.S. Representative Andy Barr passed away unexpectedly at the family's Lexington home on Tuesday.
The cause of death of 39-year-old Carol Barr has not yet been released.
Barr’s chief of staff, Mary Rosado, released the following statement regarding the sudden passing:
“Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington. During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”
The Republican congressman and his wife had two daughters together.
Barr has served as the congressman of Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013.
This story was originally published by staff at WLEX.