Illinois Rep. Sean Casten, a Democrat, announced Friday that his daughter's death in June was from a cardiac arrhythmia. "This past June, our daughter, Gwen Casten, died of a sudden cardiac arrythmia.
In layman’s terms, she was fine, and then her heart stopped," the Casten family wrote in a statement. Gwen Casten, 17, died peacefully in her sleep in June after eating dinner with her parents and then going out with friends for a few hours.
The congressman said after his daughter's passing that she had been looking forward to starting her freshman year at the University of Vermont this fall.
Rep. Sean Casten, D, Ill., announced Friday that his daughter's death in June was from a cardiac arrhythmia. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) The family said Gwen was a healthy teenager who ate well, exercised, received regular medical check-ups, did not suffer from any behavioral issues and was close with friends and family.Read more on foxnews.com