The city of New Orleans made the following statement today in response to the death of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell:
"It is with great sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell," Director of Communications Gregory Joseph stated in a statement.
"He was a devoted husband and father, as well as a dedicated public servant who served the residents of this city valiantly not only alongside Mayor Cantrell, but also as an experienced family, civil, and criminal attorney." First Gentleman Cantrell will be remembered and adored by his family, the legal community, and the entire city of New Orleans. May he rest in the eternal peace of God.
"Our hearts go out to Mayor Cantrell, their daughter RayAnn, and the entire Cantrell family." We respectfully request that you respect their privacy during this difficult time."
The cause of his death was not specified in the statement.