‘It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today’: Hillary Clinton announces on Twitter that her youngest brother Tony Rodham has died aged 65
- The former presidential candidate confirmed her sibling’s death on Saturday
- She confirmed businessman Rodham died on Friday evening in a tweet
- ‘When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter’, Hillary wrote
Hillary Clinton’s youngest brother Tony Rodham died Friday evening, the Democrat confirmed in a tweet Saturday.
The former presidential candidate, 71, tweeted: ‘We lost my brother Tony last night. It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today.
‘When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter. He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We’ll miss him very much.
Businessman Rodham worked for the Democratic National Committee during the 1992 presidential election. His cause of death is not known.
He also appeared on the campaign trial in 2016 with his sister in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The former U.S. senator, Secretary of State, first lady and Democratic presidential candidate announced Saturday on Twitter her youngest brother, Tony Rodham, died Friday
Hillary Clinton pictured with her brother, Tony Rodham, in 2016. Clinton remembered him as a kind and generous person who could walk into a room and ‘light it up with laughter’
Hillary Clinton confirmed her brother’s death in a tweet Saturday
Former president Bill Clinton, right, riding in a golf cart with brother-in-law Tony Rodham, left, and nephew Zack at Maple Run Golf Course in August 1999
Rodham was born in 1954 and raised in the Chicago suburbs with his siblings, Hillary and Hugh Rodham.
He worked a variety of jobs, including stints as a prison guard, insurance salesman, repo man and private detective.
After going into consulting in the 1990s Rodham worked at home in the U.S. and abroad on various projects.
But he came under scrutiny amid accusations that he used his connections to the White House and his brother-in-law, the president.
Rodham was said to have helped get a pardon for two people convicted of bank fraud in 1982, The New York Times reported in 2001.
He acknowledged that he helped obtain the presidential pardon for the Tennessee couple despite objections from the Justice Department
Rodham also had financial difficulties amid failed businesses and bad investments, USA Today reports.
He is survived by wife Megan and his three children, Zachary, Simon and Fiona. Rodham was previously married the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Nicole Boxer before their divorce in 2001.
Rodham was born in 1954 and raised in the Chicago suburbs with his siblings, Hillary and Hugh Rodham. He is survived by wife Megan and his three children, Zachary, Simon and Fiona
Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham died aged 65 on Friday evening. He is pictured on his wedding day to Nicole in 1999 at the White House.