Politics & Government

Alaska Rep. Don Young's wife dies

Republican Rep. Don Young's wife, Lu Young, died overnight Saturday, according to his press secretary.

Lu Young was 67 years old. She died after going to sleep at the Young's home in Great Falls, Va., apparently of natural causes, though the specific cause of death is unknown, said Meredith Kenny in an e-mail today.

Lu and Don Young had been married more than 46 years.

Kenny asked that people respect the privacy of Young and his family members "during this incredibly difficult time."

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