DETROIT, Mich. — Sunday evening, the Michigan House of Representatives reported that State Representative Isaac Robinson has passed away. He was 44 years old.
Circumstances of his death are unclear at this time, but according to his mother in a report with Crain's Detroit Business, he was suspected to be infected with COVID-19.
Robinson was a Democrat and represented Michigan's 4th district, which includes Hamtramck and parts of Detroit.
“It is with extreme sadness that I share the passing of Rep. Isaac Robinson who was a passionate advocate for his community and constituents," House Democratic Leader Christine Greig said in a release. "Our entire Democratic Caucus is devastated by the loss of our colleague and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
“Rep. Isaac Robinson had a huge heart, a quick wit, and a genuine passion for the people. I am very sad to hear of his passing. He was a fierce advocate for Detroiters and people across Southeast Michigan. He dedicated his career to ensuring justice and security for those he served, and the impact he had on his community will continue to be felt for years to come," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer added in a statement. "Rep. Robinson will be missed by many, including me. It was an honor to serve the people of Michigan alongside him. My deepest condolences go out his family and loved ones, and to the people of Detroit and Hamtramck who elected him as their voice in the House.”