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Condolences Pour In After The Sudden Death Of Carol Barr

Associated Press

The wife of a U.S. Congressman Andy Barr passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. Barr's Chief of Staff Mary Rosado released the following statement: “Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington.  During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven.  Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”

Carol Barr was from Georgetown and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She worked for Pfizer and previously served as the executive director for the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. She and Congressman Barr were married for 12-years. She was 39.

There has been an outpouring of support and condolences from across the aisle.






WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement tonight regarding the passing of Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of U.S. Representative Andy Barr (KY-06):

“Elaine and I are stunned and heartbroken at the news of Carol’s passing. Her warmth filled whatever room she entered and her contributions made Kentucky a better place for all of us. And to Eleanor and Mary Clay, Carol was a wonderful role model and source of constant love. We send our sincere condolences to Andy, their family and his staff at this terribly painful time.”