U.S. Rep. Ron Wright of Arlington dies at age 67

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U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican, had been undergoing treatment for cancer since 2018. In January, he announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Credit: United States Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican, has died.

The news was announced Monday by his campaign staff. Wright had lived for years with cancer and was diagnosed with COVID-19 in January. He was 67.

"His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of their Lord and Savior," the statement said. "Over the past few years, Congressman Wright had kept a rigorous work schedule on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and at home in Texas’ Congressional District 6 while being treated for cancer. For the previous two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19."