Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies from complications of COVID-19

Nur Omar Mohamed had been in a coma as he battled the virus.
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The father of Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has died from complications of the coronavirus.

The 5th District representative confirmed the news on Monday evening.

"It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19," a statement from Omar reads.

"No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him. My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time."

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It had been reported earlier on Monday that Mohamed was in a coma at Hennepin County Medical Center as he battled the virus.

The Daily Mail listed his age as 67.

Omar's daughter, Isra Hirsi, tweeted this tribute to her grandfather.

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