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Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin's 25-year-old son passes away

“Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds."
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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., watches Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. speak at a news conference about the Mueller Report on the television in his Capitol Hill office, in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin, the 25-year-old son of Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), passed away on Thursday, according to a statement from the Raskin's office.

“Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him," said Rep. Raskin and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin in a statement. 

Tommy is survived by his beloved sisters Hannah and Tabitha, dozens of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin.

The family said in its statement that it is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief.

Multiple politicians across the DMV region reached out on social media to comfort Raskin's family and to pay respects, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser. 

The family said in its statement that funeral arrangements will be made in due course. 

The cause of Tommy Raskin's death is not known at this time. 

Tommy was a second-year law student at Harvard University.

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