Steve Walsh, 63, communications director for U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, died Thursday morning due to complications from COVID-19.

Early Thursday morning, State Representative Sara Walsh posted a tweet about his death and thanked supporters.

“It saddens my heart to share that this morning my best friend and beloved husband Steve Walsh was welcomed to Heaven’s glory into the arms of Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. Arrangements pending. Thank you to everyone who has lifted us up in prayer,” she Tweeted.

Earlier this month, Walsh revealed that she and her husband had contracted COVID-19.

She added that Steve Walsh was "very sick" and hospitalized on a ventilator.

Sara and Steve Walsh were reportedly not vaccinated against the virus.

Sara Walsh is running for U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler's 4th District congressional seat, admitted she didn't get the vaccine, because it still lacks full approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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