Louisiana State Representative Bagala dies from coronavirus

Louisiana State Rep. Reggie Bagala died on April 9 from coronavirus at the age of 54, according to a social media post by his son.

On April 1, it was announced that Bagala was in the hospital after testing positive for the disease. He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2019.

Vacancies in the Louisiana legislature are filled by special election.

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Politicians, candidates, and government officials diagnosed with or quarantined due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, 2020
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