This is terribly sad and tragic, and my heart goes out to Paula Nowakowski’s family and everyone who loved her, including Rep. John Boehner.
Paula Nowakowski, the longtime chief of staff to House Republican Leader John Boehner, died suddenly Saturday night, according to the leader’s office. She was 46.
“It is with profound sadness and shock that I announce the passing of Paula Nowakowski, my longtime chief of staff, trusted aide and friend, who died suddenly last night,” Boehner said in a statement early Sunday afternoon. “Words cannot adequately express the sorrow and disbelief I and every member of our team are grappling with today in the wake of this stunning news.”
A Boehner aide said the cause was an apparent heart attack.
May everyone who loved her find strength to get through this very difficult time.