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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:45 PM

Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife release heartbreaking statement on death of 25-year-old son.USA

ANNAPOLIS, Md. Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife Sarah released an official obituary on Monday, confirming that their 25-year-old son Thomas "Tommy" Raskin died on Dec. 31, 2020 by suicide.

The obituary highlights Tommy as someone who loved soccer, was a committed vegan and who loved animals. Additionally, it also speaks to his dedication to serving others while growing up -- from serving as a tutor at Montgomery Blair High School's tutoring to becoming a teaching assistant at Harvard University. . .

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, or text HOME to 741741.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland/25-year-old-son-of-marylands-congressman-raskin-passes-away/65-89347cae-f894-4a66-9f64-6ced00ad63ee?

The private funeral was to have been this morning.

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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:48 PM

1. Condolences to the Raskins.

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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:43 PM

2. How Heartbreaking

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 01:28 PM

3. So terribly sad..Thomas sounded like an exceptionally good person..

All suicides are sad, but young suicides seem particularly tragic.

I went through a serious depression at his age, but, with help, managed to pull through it.

Rest in peace, Tommy.

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