, Kentucky State Representative, Lamin Swann Lexington Dies At 45, Four Days After Suffering Medical Emergency
Lamin Swann Lexington Obituary: Kentucky state Rep. Lamin Swann died Sunday, May 14, 2023, days after he was hospitalized with a medical emergency, his mother said.
Swann, a Democrat from Lexington, had a “significant medical emergency” on Tuesday, according to a statement from his mother, Pamela Dixon, that was shared by the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus. Dixon didn’t say anything about what was wrong.
Last year, Swann, who is 45, was chosen. The website for the General Assembly says that he was a member of the committees for transportation, health services, economic growth and workforce investment, elections, constitutional amendments, and intergovernmental affairs.
“Beyond our faith, what comforts us is knowing the positive and lasting impact he had on so many,” Dixon said. “Those include his loved ones and friends; those he advocated for throughout his life; and, now, those whose own lives will forever be strengthened by his decision to be an organ donor.”
Derrick Graham, Cherlynn Stevenson, and Rachel Roberts, who are in charge of the caucus, said that Swann was a strong supporter of causes like social justice and expanding the rights of people with disabilities.
“Lamin was a great friend, and our caucus is better for having known and worked alongside him,” the caucus leaders said in a joint statement.
Swann grew up in Lexington, according to a biography on his campaign website. When he was eight years old, he went with his grandpa to the Kentucky State Capitol to ask for a holiday to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Swann’s major at the University of Kentucky was social work. According to his resume, he worked as a staff writer and section editor for the school’s student newspaper and was involved with the Violence Intervention & Prevention Center.
Swann’s biography said that he later became a protest leader and fighter for racial justice. He helped people get their families back together through the Fayette County Family Court. He also ran a fashion and product design shop in north Lexington.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, posted on Twitter that his “heart is heavy” with the news of Swann’s passing.
“Lamin was always smiling, leading with kindness while working to build a better Kentucky for all,” Beshear said.
Feel free to drop condolence messages and prayers for the family and friends of the deceased, as it will go a very long way at this difficult time of theirs.
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