Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio), a 10-term congressman from northwest Ohio, has died at the age of 68.
Gillmor, who just returned to Washington after the monthlong recess, did not show up at his office today. His staff went to check in at his apartment and found that he had died. Capitol Police are currently investigating the cause of death.
According to an e-mail circulating among House Republicans, the apparent cause of death is a heart attack.
News of his sudden death traveled quickly across Capitol Hill Wednesday around noon, and Republican Leader John A. Boehner, a fellow Ohioan, is expected on the floor shortly to call for a moment of silence recognizing the veteran lawmaker.