Updated: 05/20/2014 7:18 PM
Created: 05/20/2014 7:05 PM WHEC.com
News10NBC has learned that Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s husband has died. The couple was together for 57 years.
Robert Slaughter passed away in Washington, D.C.
Congresswoman Slaughter and her family released a statement saying, “They appreciate the thoughts and prayers of the community as they work through this difficult time.”
Robert Slaughter was 82-years-old.
Statement by Mayor Lovely Warren regarding Bob Slaughter, "I wish to send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Congresswoman Slaughter and her entire family. Simply put, Bob Slaughter was a wonderful person who possessed a quiet charm. I know he will be deeply missed by his entire family and their many friends. I hope everyone joins me in remembering Bob, Congresswoman Slaughter and their family in their thoughts and prayers."