CLEVELAND - Former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to representative Jim Renacci's office.
He was only 62.
Back in 2012, LaTourette announced that he would not be running for re-election.
In 2015, he filed a lawsuit, claiming doctors failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on his pancreas and the need for follow-up monitoring.
Before he was elected to Congress in 1994, LaTourette became well-known as the Lake County Prosecutor who rose to fame with the Lundgren cult murders.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 4, 2016
My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of my colleague, frmr Rep. Steve LaTourette. My prayers are with his family & the Ohio community.
— Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) August 4, 2016
Saddened to hear of Steve Latourette's passing. Steve had a dry sense of humor, he loved his family and his life. He will be missed.
— Rep. Bob Gibbs (@RepBobGibbs) August 4, 2016