Representative Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday at the age of 68, his office said.
Representative Elijah Cummings is seen overseeing a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in July Reuters.
"He was not just a great congressman, he was a great man," House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on MSNBC Thursday morning.
He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better.".
President Trump praised Cummings' "strength, passion and wisdom" in a tweet, despite the insults he hurled at Cummings this summer.
"My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Cummings' seat will remain vacant until a special election is held. »