Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young dead at 88

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 30: Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is seen in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, September 30, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Alaska U.S. Rep Don Young died Friday night, according to reports.

Young, a Republican who has served in Congress since 1973 and is the longest-serving member of the House, died due to unknown causes, according to Anchorage Daily News.

Young was currently serving out his 25th term and was running for a 26th.

Young was 88-years-old and leaves behind two children.

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