QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following about the sudden passing last night of her eldest brother, Michael Katz, at age 66:

“Our family has lost our eldest brother who was full of life, energy and love. Words cannot express the deep grief of his unexpected passing. Thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this difficult time. We also appreciate all who have sent their well wishes and prayers to our family.”

All remaining public appearances for today have been cancelled until further notice.

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