||Gay Maryland mayor dies by suicide
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The Maryland city of Hyattsville released a statement announcing its city's openly gay mayor, Kevin Ward, had died by an apparent suicide, The Washington Blade reported.
On Twitter, the city posted, "It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved #HyattsvilleMayor Kevin Ward passed away [Jan.] 25 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. We are heartbroken by this loss and share our deepest sympathy for the mayor's family."
The Washington Post reported that U.S. Park Police revealed that Ward was found deceased in Fort Marcy Park in McLean, Virginia.
Ward, 44, became acting mayor of Hyattsville on Jan. 1, 2021, following the resignation of former Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, the Blade noted. Nearby fellow gay mayorssuch as College Park's Patrick Wojahn and Somerset's Jeffrey Slavinsaid they got to know Ward through Maryland political circles and thought very highly of him.
Robert S. Croslin is the city's interim mayor, according to the municipal website.
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