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Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate dies of a heart attack

Posted: 3:11 AM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-10 14:07:11Z
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate dies
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate dies

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz died of a heart attack Thursday morning. Kamenetz was a Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial contest.

Baltimore County officials announced his death in a tweet. 

Officials said the 60-year-old died at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.  

According to a news release from county officials, Kamenetz woke up at 2 a.m. in his Owings Mills home complaining of feeling ill. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m. 

A briefing will be held at 11 a.m. at the Public Safety Building in Towson. 

Many have sent their thoughts and prayers to Kamenetz's family through Twitter: