Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law Rainè Riggs died at the age of 46 after suffering from cancer. The Lee and Martin Funeral Home in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, said that Riggs died on October 5, the day Bernie Sanders returned to Vermont after suffering a heart attack. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, is taking some time off the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack.
The Lee and Martin Funeral Home in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, said that Riggs died on Saturday the day Bernie Sanders returned to Vermont after suffering a heart attack. Her obituary reportedly stated that she was suffering from Neuroendocrine cancer. The obituary said that Riggs was a neuropsychologist who was married to Levi Sanders and had run an unsuccessful bid for a New Hampshire congressional seat in 2018. Riggs's obituary stated she met Levi Sanders while they worked at an emergency food shelter in Vermont.
My condolences to the Sanders family for this tragic loss - no kids should survive their parents like this. https://t.co/nJSBp3iSHw— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) October 8, 2019
Riggs was the director of Behavioural medicine at Dartmouth Medical School some time and she also was the owner of Riggs Geriatric Psychology in Windsor, Vermont. Riggs and Sanders had three children.
After Sanders' hospitalization, all of his events and a $1.3 million TV ad that was set to air in Iowa were cancelled. It was reported later that he suffered a myocardial infarction and received stent insertions. Bernie Sanders is unveiling a major campaign finance plan, continuing his 2020 presidential bid even as he’s at home recuperating from a heart attack. Sanders has promised to return to work after “a short time off.” Following a strong fundraising quarter through September, his campaign’s war chest was worth $33.7 million.
(With inputs from AP)