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Florida Senate President’s husband passes away after tragic hiking accident

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Press release from the Florida Senate:

With great sadness, I am providing the following update to the Senate family on behalf of
President Passidomo.

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Monday afternoon, while hiking with the President in Utah, the First Gentleman, Mr. John
Passidomo, fell and suffered massive trauma to his head, among other very serious injuries. Mr.
Passidomo was transported from the trail by ambulance to a local hospital, and shortly thereafter

by air to a regional trauma center. After a thorough evaluation by the very best medical teams
over the next 24 hours, the President was advised that Mr. Passidomo would not survive these
severe injuries. Their family quickly traveled to Utah and with the President and their three
daughters by his side, the First Gentleman passed away peacefully at 3:21 p.m. EDT.

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As you know, the President and First Gentleman were law school sweethearts, looking forward
to celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary in September. The trip to visit several national
parks in Utah was one of many great adventures they shared during five decades together. Their
last few days together were marked by many special moments, beautiful scenery, and wonderful
reflections on their lifetime together and plans to live out their golden years watching their
grandchildren grow up. The President has lost the love of her life, and is absolutely devastated by
this sudden and unexpected accident.

As you may know, Mr. Passidomo was very fit and active, with overall excellent health at age72.

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He was listed as an organ donor, and the President wanted to honor those wishes. Late last
night, matches for several of the First Gentleman’s organs were identified. The President and her
family are taking comfort in the fact their great loss has resulted in a life-saving gift for other

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