Key Obama Administration Official Dead At 68

Key Obama Administration Official Dead At 68

Ash Carter, who served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense from 2015 to 2017, passed away at the age of 68, his family announced Tuesday.

Carter died from a “sudden cardiac event” while in Boston, according to ABC News.

BREAKING: Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has died unexpectedly at the age of 68, according to his family.

Carter served as secretary of defense under former Pres. Barack Obama. https://t.co/coo1Brrew2

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“It is with deep and profound sadness that the family of former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter shares that Secretary Carter passed away Monday evening in Boston after a sudden cardiac event at the age of 68,” his family said in a statement, according to Fox News.

Carter is survived by his wife and two children.

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

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