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U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s son dies

The congressman’s son was in his second year of law school

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Tommy Raskin, 25, son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, has died, the congressman's office announced Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Raskin's office

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-Md.) son Tommy has died, the congressman’s office said Thursday evening.

Tommy Raskin, 25, was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College, according to a statement from Jamie Raskin’s office.

“Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor.  We are devastated and demolished to be without him,” the statement read.

The statement did not give a cause or date of death.

Tommy Raskin is survived by his sisters, Hannah and Tabitha, parents Jamie and Sarah Bloom Raskin, grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com