Lexington, Ky : The wife of U.S Congressman from Kentucky died suddenly in the family’s home on Tuesday night at the age of 39. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Republican Representative Andy Barr, passed away in Lexington unexpectedly.
According to the statement issued from Andy Barr’s office “Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly last night at the family home in Lexington. During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Varr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven. Congressman Bar may release a more detailed statement at later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful dayghters”
Elected officials and politicians across both Republican and Democrat party members took to twitter to express their condolence for the Kentucky Congressman and his family.
U.S Senate Majority leader McConnell said “Elaine and I are stunned and heartbroken by Carol Barr’s passing. Her warmth filled whatever room she entered. Her contribution made Kentucky a better place for all of us. We send our sincere condolences to Andy, their girls, and their family at this terribly painful time”
Elaine and I are stunned and heartbroken by Carol Barr’s passing. Her warmth filled whatever room she entered. Her contributions made Kentucky a better place for all of us. We send our sincere condolences to Andy, their girls, and their family at this terribly painful time.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) June 17, 2020
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear tweeted “Britainy and I are heartbroken for U.S Rep. Andy Barr and his family tonight at the sad news of the unexpected passing of the congressman’s wife, Carol . We are praying for Barr family ”
Britainy and I are heartbroken for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his family tonight at the sad news of the unexpected passing of the congressman's wife, Carol. We are praying for the Barr family. ^ AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020
Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath, who lost in a challenge to Barr in 2018, tweeted “My heart goes out to Andy and his two daughters over the tragic loss of Carol. They are in our prayers. While we were political competitors, we are Kentuckians first. I hope they feel the love of many and we wish him great strength during this very trying time”
However, Barr, who went by Carol, grew up in the state , and went on to attend the University of Kentucky . She married Andy Barr in 2008 and the couple went on to have two children . She had worked for Pfizer , and as the executive director of Lexington’s Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.
According to the report , the cause of death has not revealed yet. The Lexington Police officer says ‘it was a family situation and the family would release the information.”
US Republican Andy Barr represents Kentucky’s sixth district ,which includes the cities of Lexington, Richmond and Frankfort.