Former Detroit State Sen. Morris Hood III dies from COVID-19

Posted at 10:21 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 10:21:52-04

(WXYZ) — Former State Sen. Morris Hood III has died from COVID-19, 7 Action News has confirmed.

Hood, a Democrat from Detroit, served in the State Senate from 2010 through 2018 and in the State House of Reprsentatives.

He was part of a family that served in the state, as his father, Morris Hood, Jr., served in the Michigan House for more than two decades.

“Today my thoughts are with the friends, family, colleagues and countless individuals mourning the loss of former Sen. Morris Hood III. Former Sen. Hood served our state with tenacity and passion, earning a reputation of kindness and the admiration of most everyone who had the pleasure of working with him," House Democratic Leader Christine Greig said in a release. "We lost him much too soon. I offer my deepest condolences to all who knew and cared for him during this difficult time.”

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