Lou Rell, former Governor Jodi Rell's husband, died Saturday at the age of 73.
Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman have also released statements.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement:
“A man of grace, charm and cheer, his common sense insight added immeasurably to our public life. He was devoted passionately to his country and community, and to Governor Rell. My heart goes out to his wonderful family.”
Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola, Jr. released the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Lou Rell. As a pilot in the U.S. Navy and as Connecticut’s first spouse, Lou’s life was dedicated to the support of others. He served our state and our nation with a silent humility that commanded that admiration of all who met him. His humor and his charm will be greatly missed. Lou Rell's service to our state, our nation, and our party will not soon be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Governor Rell and her family during this difficult time.”
Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo released the following statement:
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to Governor Rell for the loss of her husband. Connecticut Democrats join Governor Rell and her family in mourning a great man who served his state and his country.”