24-year-old intern for Sen. Lucido dies after suffering COVID-19 symptoms

Posted at 11:20 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 23:20:09-04

(WXYZ) — A well-known name in political circles likely became the victim of the coronavirus, according to his family and friends.

Ben Hirschmann, 24, was known at the state capitol as an intern for Sen. Peter Lucido.

The recent college graduate died Tuesday morning in his home after experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.

His family said they're waiting confirmation from an autopsy.

His family released a statement that read in part, “Ben was a great catholic conservative man who would do anything for anyone. He was full of love and compassion. His father and I and his three siblings ache for his loss. The loss is not definable.”

Family and friends are sharing memories on an online memorial page that can be viewed here.

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