CNN.com reports that she suffered the aneurysm Tuesday evening while driving in her home district in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She was rushed to East Cleveland's Huron Hospital, where a team of doctors determined Wednesday morning that she had "very limited brain function," said Dr. Gus Kious, the hospital's chief of staff. Wednesday afternoon, before Tubbs Jones died, Kious said that the aneurysm "[was in] an inaccessible part of her brain" and that she was in critical condition. She passed away on Wednesday afternoon.
Tubbs Jones was elected to Congress in 1998, becoming the first black woman to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was also a Democratic superdelegate and one of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters. She was scheduled to attend the Democratic National Convention next week in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Tubbs Jones would have turned 59 on September 10.
Read the CNN.com article about Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones here.
Read the Washington Post article about Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones here.
plez sez: my thoughts and prayers are with her family, and her constituents who have lost a true lion in Congress.