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Edit to memorialize (no pun intended) The PD confusion as to whether she's dead or alive.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died, sources say
Posted by Plain Dealer Staff August 20, 2008 13:49PM
Categories: Breaking News
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and her son Mervyn Jones II, of Cleveland, at the Karamu House Hall of Fame Induction, June 28.U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died after suffering a brain aneurysm, said sources familiar with the situation.
She was removed from life support at 12:19 p.m. at Huron Road Hospital, the sources said.
Tubbs Jones, 58, served as a Cuyahoga County judge and prosecutor before succeeding U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. She has served five terms in Congress and was expected to easily win her sixth in November.
The mood of supporters around noon was somber. Cleveland Councilman Roosevelt Coats was seen sobbing outside the hospital. He said that Tubbs Jones was unconscious and that her friends and relatives were preparing for the worst.
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