Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Brother Don Reed Dies From Coronavirus

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The news continues to roll in regarding the tragedies resulting from the coronavirus. Former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s brother, Don Reed (86), has passed away due to complications from the coronavirus.

Warren shared the news on Instagram, paying tribute to her oldest brother.

“My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening, she began her post alongside a throwback photo of her family. “He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam (that’s him, on my right). He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”

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She continued, “What made him extra special was his smile—quick and crooked, it always seemed to generate its own light, one that lit up everyone around him. I’m grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him, but it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say “I love you” one more time—and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close. I’ll miss you dearly my brother.”

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My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam (that’s him, on my right). He was charming and funny, a natural leader. What made him extra special was his smile—quick and crooked, it always seemed to generate its own light, one that lit up everyone around him. I’m grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him, but it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say “I love you” one more time—and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close. I’ll miss you dearly my brother.

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It’s no secret, throughout her campaign, that Warren has been critical of President Trump. She doubled down on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for an investigation.

“He’s misled the public from the start,” she recently Tweeted. “He’s allocating resources based on which governors he likes best. His family and their cronies are making policy decisions in backroom deals. Enough is enough. We need an investigation into Trump’s pandemic response.”

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Warren is the youngest of four children, she has three older brothers.

Our thoughts. go out to the Warren family during this difficult time. RIP Don.