Arizona mayor’s daughter, 21, drowns after having an epileptic seizure while alone in a hot tub
- Prescott, Arizona Mayor Greg Mengarelli’s 21-year-old daughter has died
- Brooklyn Ashley struggled with epilepsy for years and ultimately led to her death
- On Thursday night, she got into a hot tub alone and had a seizure and drowned
The mayor of Prescott, Arizona’s daughter has died after having a seizure in a hot tub and drowning.
Brooklyn Ashley, who was 21, died on Thursday night after having an epileptic fit. She was alone at the time she was having a seizure.
Mayor Greg Mengarelli wrote about the tragic death on his Facebook page.
Prescott, Arizona Mayor Greg Mengarelli’s 21-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Ashley, has died
Mayor Greg Mengarelli posted an emotional video message on his personal Facebook page
‘Gone too soon in my eyes but God called her home. We are heartbroken,’ Mengarelli said.
‘Brooklyn was an absolute shining star. She was an ardent follower of Jesus, and she loved life, and she loved people,
‘On this Easter weekend, I would ask that you hold your family a little tighter,’ Mengarelli said.
Brooklyn Ashley is survived by her dad, her mother, Sheila, and her eight siblings.
Brooklyn Ashley struggled with epilepsy for years and ultimately led to her death
The Mengarellis are well known in the local area along with their nine children, five natural and four adopted.
Mayor Greg has been the executive director of the United Christian Youth Camp in Prescott, overseeing a staff of 100 and was also the president the Prescott Unified School District Board.
Dozens of people have expressed their sympathy to the family over the loss including Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
‘Hearing the awful news that Mayor Greg Mengarelli and his wife, Sheila, lost their beautiful daughter Brooklyn last night in a tragic accident,’ Ducey said in the post.
‘She was 21 and a student at the University of Arizona. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Mengarelli family.’
On Thursday night, she got into a hot tub alone and had a seizure and drowned
On Mengarellis Facebook post, more than a thousand people posted condolences.
‘Please know how much she was loved by all she met and was such a wonderful example of you and your family’s love,’ wrote one person.
Some also shared storied of loss they had endured due to epilepsy.
‘Our son struggles with epilepsy as well, we know the difficult road you have been down,’ said person. ‘So sorry, the same thing happened to my step brother,’ added another.