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State Rep Reggie Bagala passes away after battling COVID-19
State Rep. Reggie Bagala, a Louisiana lawmaker whose constituency included Grand Isle, succumbed to coronavirus-related health complications Thursday.
Bagala’s son, Tristan, announced his father’s death on Facebook.
The Bagala family revealed the State Rep's diagnosis on April 1, and the very next day the staff at the Raceland Ochsner hospital where he was being treated put him on a ventilator to assist his breathing.
Bagala’s son kept supporters apprised of his father’s condition through updates on Facebook.
Tristan Bagala provided a worrying update late Wednesday, saying that his dad was in “seriously critical condition,” with a high fever and the ventilator working at maximum capacity.
After his Bagala's death friends and family paid tribute to him on social media.
This breaks my heart. He was so excited to serve. And he was a genuine person who loved people. I wish I could served with him longer. #lalege https://t.co/jaqyLT7zQj— Tanner Magee (@TannerDMagee) April 9, 2020
We are better for having people like Rep. Bagala who are willing to be public servants & make our state better. I ask the people of Louisiana to join @FirstLadyOfLA and me in praying for Rep. Bagala's family, friends, colleagues and the people of House District 54. #lagov #lalege— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) April 10, 2020
Bagala was 54 years old.
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