Recently, the heartbreaking news of the sudden passing of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has broken several people. The source claimed that he passed away on 24th January 2022 and many people mourn his sudden passing. Let us also tell you that he was 77 years old at the time of his death and his family members are mourning his unfortunate demise.

How did Sheldon Silver die

After being found guilty of bribery in 2015, the 77-year-old had one year to serve in a six-and-a-half-year sentence. However, he started serving his sentence only in August 2020, after several successful appeals.

What Was Sheldon Silver Cause of Death?

Let us also tell you that he was one of the state’s most influential administrators. Silver’s political career tumbled in 2015 following allegations of bribery. He was later discovered guilty of administering a law that would aid his real estate developer friends, in exchange for his company at a law firm, which permitted him to collect around $4 million in fees.

Before that though, the Democrat finished two decades as a speaker in his 40-year-long profession. The scandal stayed a huge black scar on the party for a long period in the state, only recently succeeded by the sexual assault scandal of former governor Andrew Cuomo.

At the time of his sentencing, Silver also told the judge that he hoped he would not die in prison. But, what he said at that time, happened in reality. As per the reports, he died in Nashoba Valley Medical Center, where he was being treated for cancer. Not only this, but when he was serving his sentence, he faced multiple health issues including kidney disease and cancer.

How Did Sheldon Silver Die?

However, a judge denied it, saying that “a non-prison sentence is not justified”. He was then imprisoned at Devens Federal Medical Center, a specialized center for prisoners in need of medical supervision, in Middlesex, Massachusetts.

However, it seems that Silver’s expectancies of prevailing in detention have not been fulfilled. The Federal Bureau of Prisons approved on January 24 that Silver had passed, but did not verify what precisely was the cause of death.

Let us also tell you that he was survived by his wife Rosa, four adult children, and a large number of grandchildren. There are uncounted people paying rich tribute to Sheldon Silver. Now, we are also praying for him and giving our heartfelt condolences to his family members and friends.


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