Lincoln Diaz-Balart's Son Dead at 29

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Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, the 29-year-old son of former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and a member of one of Miami's more politically powerful and connected families, passed away over the weekend. No official cause of death has been released. The family is asking for privacy at the time, but noted that the younger Diaz-Balart had suffered with depression.

Here's the family's official statement as released to Naked Politics:

It is with infinite sadness that we announce the passing, on May 19, 2013, of our beloved son and brother, Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart.

For many years, Lincoln Gabriel struggled with depression.

Lincoln Gabriel was a kind and loving human being. His love and compassion touched many lives during his 29 years.

We will remember him with profound love and devotion for the rest of our lives.

Lincoln, Cristina, and Daniel Diaz-Balart

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a family friend and Rep. Diaz-Balart's former colleague, spoke this morning during a radio interview about the toll of depression of suicide, according to the Miami Herald.

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart served in congress for 18 years as a Republican. Lincoln Gabriel's uncle Mario Diaz-Balart still serves in congress, currently representing his brother's former district. Another uncle, Jose Diaz-Balart, is one of the main national news anchors for Telemundo.

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7llaves7
7llaves7

@Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein 

Careful Rabbi, your day of "atonement" is far, far away.  Peolpe who live in Glass house SHOULD never throw stones.... You too have family.

mycoach
mycoach

May he rest in peace with God Blessings and compassion.  My prayers are with the family.

hortensia
hortensia

My condolences to the family.  Parents shouldn't burry their childrens. It is the other way around. Prayers on the way!

Erin Barber
Erin Barber

Very sad. My condolences to the family.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

"The NRA has it wrong: Irresponsible gun owners are bad for everyone. If you shouldn’t have access to a gun, then there should be no way for you to access a gun! Can anyone argue with that?

Jorge Rivera
Jorge Rivera

Infinite sadness was well said in that type of tragic event

Yazmin Valdes
Yazmin Valdes

Wow. He was a fellow classmate in high school.

Susan Ortega
Susan Ortega

We need to pay more attention to mental health issues, it's a silent enemy, so sorry for their loss.

Yash Srivastav
Yash Srivastav

nt much bt by the side of ur forehead u luk like ' Marshall erickson '

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

My condolences in this devastating time. May the Lord comfort you and help you.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter


Rich old men will always send poor young men to fight their wars while protecting their sons

 

to Kyle Munzenrieder  

How many american soldiers died today? 

or how many american soldiers are homeless ?

Why are our soldiers killing themselves?


After a decade of war, we've read over and over about PTSD and mental health stigma, suicide, unemployment and extremism within the ranks. Without question, as a military, we have issues that we need to address.


hortensia
hortensia

In a time like this your comment is out of place Mr. Rabbi. A little more compassion will work better! Shame of you!

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