Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson has died

by Nevada Capital News staff

Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson - image - Nevada Legislative Council Bureau

Reno – According to a release from the Nevada Assembly Caucus, last night, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson died suddenly at Carson-Tahoe hospital. Assemblyman Thompson’s family was with him when he died early this morning while receiving emergency medical care. He was 52.

Assemblyman Thompson, a Las Vegas Democrat, represented Nevada’s Assembly District 17. During the current legislative session Assemblyman Thompson was the chair of the Assembly Committee on Education.

Thompson was appointed to represent Nevada’s Assembly District 17 in 2013.

Numerous lawmakers from both parties have expressed sadness through social media. From a tweet from the Nevada Assembly Democrats.

We are deeply saddened by Assemblyman Thompson’s sudden passing. He was well respected by his colleagues in the Legislature for his dedication and leadership. His warm smile and larger-than-life presence will truly be missed in our Assembly chamber.

Here is a tweet from Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Hardy.

This is simply devastating! He was a great leader and advocate for so many worthy causes. I have been honored to serve with him on the Education committee. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless you, Tyrone.

Republican Assembly Minority Floor Leader Jim Wheelr tweeted the following regarding the death of Tyrone Thompson.

I am sorry to say I just heard our colleague, Tyrone Thompson @Thompson4AD17 , suddenly passed away last night. God rest his soul and care for his family and loved ones.

The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada tweeted the following.

Incredibly sad loss for @CNLV, #nvleg, & our entire state. Assemblyman Thompson cared so deeply for his community. We were proud to work w/him on legislation that supported returning citizens, and voting rights. We’re sending healing and love to his family. Rest in power.

Assemblyman Steve Yeager is Assembly Speaker pro Tempore and tweeted the following after the death of Assemblyman Thompson.

We are absolutely heartbroken. Nobody could light up a room like T-squared (@Thompson4AD17) and nobody cared more for others. We will greatly miss you, my friend, as will the state of Nevada. Rest In Peace. #NVLeg