Son of Prominent Republican Dies Unexpectedly, Family in Mourning

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November 06, 2018Nov 06, 2018

A conservative Republican and supporter of President Trump is in mourning today.

Jan Brewer, a former Republican Arizona Governor, revealed that her son unexpectedly died over the weekend, reported Fox.

“Heartbreaking news for me,” Brewer wrote on Twitter, announcing the death of Ronald Brewer, 54. “Prayers for me and my family as we grieve are greatly appreciated."

The 74-year-old Republican lost her eldest son. This is the second son that Brewer has lost in recent years. Her son, John, died in 2007 from cancer.

Ronald's cause of death is not clear. However, Brewer did share that he died in his sleep on Saturday.

In his obituary, the family emphasized his “adventurous spirit and outgoing personality’ and “beaming smile, sense of humor and giggle.”

“He attended private high school in Provo, Utah and graduated valedictorian of his class,” the obituary read. “Ron loved his shoes, which would take him to his favorite activities like camping, enjoying nature, picking out flowers and experiencing hiking up the Hole in the Rock to watch the brilliant Phoenix sunsets. He'd share anything he had with anyone he met.”

It continued, "Ron loved his shoes, which would take him to his favorite activities like camping, enjoying nature, picking out flowers and experiencing hiking up the Hole in the Rock to watch the brilliant Phoenix sunsets. He'd share anything he had with anyone he met."

Fox noted that Ronald had been battling mental illness for decades. He spent much of his life in a mental-health facility. He lived there after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a sexual assault case in 1989.

Brewer said in 2010 that the son “fought hard for his well-being, before and after (the) incident." She also added that his mental health helped her to better understand the issue as a policymaker.

His illness, she said, helped to better understand the issues of mental health and informed her policy decisions.

Fellow Republicans took to Twitter to give her their condolences. 

Please join us in praying for Brewer and her family today. It's always terrible to lose a family member unexpectedly.