U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died, according to his office.
Cummings’ office released a statement, saying, “At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 17, 2019, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”
Cummings was 68. He spent months in a hospital last year, first, for his heart, then an infection in his knee.
A fixture in Maryland politics was more widely known across the country as the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
In an exclusive interview with 11 News’ Deborah Weiner in February, Cummings said he believes his leading the committee during the Michael Cohen hearing would mark his legacy.