U.S. Rep. Sean Casten 17-Year-Old Daughter Has Died

Gwen Casten, the 17-year-old daughter of Illinois Rep. Sean Casten, has 

died, the congressman's office confirmed in a tweet Monday. 

Gwen Casten's high school's Empowerment Club, which she founded, took to Instagram to commemorate her life, writing: "There are no words that can begin to describe the loss we are feeling"

"This morning, Congressman Casten's beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed 

away," the tweet from the Democrat, who was elected in 2018, read. "The 

Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time." 

Casten's office did not add any information about her cause of death. The Chicago-Tribune reports that Downers 

Grove police said they were called to a home in the area Monday, "for an unresponsive seventeen year old female,"