Tyrone Thompson Wiki
Tyrone Thompson (1967 – May 4, 2019) was an American politician and a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, serving since being appointed on April 16, 2013. Thompson was previously a coordinator of homeless services for Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition. He died in office in 2019 at the age of 52.
Friends and family Statements about Tyrone Thompson Death
Friends and family of Nevada State Assemblyman and Democrat Majority Whip Tyrone Thompson said he passed away early Saturday morning.
The Nevada Democratic Veterans and Military Families Caucus is saddened by the loss of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson from Assembly District 17. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and constituents. Sleep in Peace, Assemblyman Thompson. pic.twitter.com/G3f60QZo2B
— NV Democratic Vets (@NV_Dem_Vets) May 4, 2019
A family friend of Thompson said he passed away at around 1 a.m. in Carson City on May 4. He was 52-years-old. His cause and manner of death have not been determined.
A statement from the Nevada Assembly of Democrats said Thompson was receiving emergency medical care at the Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center before he passed away.
Thompson, who represented District 17 in Clark County and was a native of North Las Vegas, served the Nevada Legislature for four sessions from 2013 to 2019, according to the legislature’s website. He also served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
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Former Nevada Assemblyman John Moore posted about Thompson’s passing on Facebook.
“I served with Tyrone in the legislature and on a few committees, we sat next to each other on the Assembly floor,” Moore wrote. “I would often ask Tyrone for advice on different issues, I could always count on getting an honest answer from him. Assemblyman Thompson was the type of person that always had a smile and a kind word no matter what the situation was.”
I am deeply saddened to hear the news about my colleague Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson passing away . He was passionate about education and cared deeply about mentoring the youth of Nevada. He will be missed. #NVLeg @Thompson4AD17 pic.twitter.com/V1XwuDkmeZ
— Lisa Krasner (@LisaKrasner4NV) May 4, 2019
“We are deeply saddened by Assemblyman Thompson’s sudden passing,” Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D) said. “He was well respected by his colleagues in the Legislature for his dedication and leadership. His warm smile and larger-than-life presence will truly be missed in our Assembly chamber. We ask that you respect the privacy of his family at this difficult time.”
When not serving in the Nevada Legislature, Thompson worked as a public administrator and entrepreneur, Nevada’s Legislature website said. He attended Valley High School before graduating from Northern Arizona University.
Woke up this morning to the news that we have lost Tyrone Thompson. He was truly one of the kindest most generous people I have ever met. RIP Tyrone. pic.twitter.com/aKtR3z3ibl
— Kali Fox Miller (@KaliFoxMiller) May 4, 2019
As a State Assemblyman, Thompson was a part of several committees. During the 2017 legislative session, Thompson was the chair of Corrections, Parole, and Probation, Health, and Human Services and Judiciary committees. He also served on the Legislative Operations and Elections and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining committees.
CSAN joins with all Nevadans in mourning the passing of Tyrone Thompson. Assembly Education Chair Thompson was an unrelenting champion for Nevada’s youth – through education, mentoring, advocacy for homeless youth, and more. We will miss him. pic.twitter.com/UXUAYR85JQ
— CSAN (@CharterSchoolNV) May 4, 2019
Assemblyman Thompson was also decorated with many awards during his tenure in the legislature and was the primary sponsor of many bills during the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session.
— Nevada Independent (@TheNVIndy) May 4, 2019
“Assemblyman Thompson brought his remarkable knowledge, kindness and love to everything he was involved with,” Moore continued on Facebook. “Those that were fortunate enough to know him and the few of us that had the privilege to serve with him know what a giant of a human he truly was. This is a great loss for Nevada, my deepest condolences go out to his family and all those that he touched on his life’s journey.”
One commentator on Thompson’s Facebook page also expressed her condolences.
“Rest In Peace Assemblyman, your hard work for Nevada education and students of color is a legacy and testament to your spirit and purpose,” the woman wrote. “So saddened by this news. Rest In Peace! God Bless your family!”
#BREAKING Those close to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson of Las Vegas say the lawmaker has suddenly passed away in Carson City. @KOLO8 will be gathering details from officials. Former Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson posted multiple updates via Facebook Friday night. pic.twitter.com/nEH9EVMecx
— Tabnie L. Dozier (@TVTabnie) May 4, 2019
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce president Mary Beth Sewald issued a statement on Thompson’s passing:
Assemblyman Thompson truly loved this community. He was dedicated to improving the lives of the people in his district, as well as the entire state. He worked to build consensus and find solutions to some of our biggest challenges such as education, homelessness, and recidivism, and he was actively involved in the Southern Nevada Forum from its inception. We valued his passion and collaboration with the Chamber on a variety of issues impacting our businesses and community… He will truly be missed by the Chamber and Leadership Las Vegas family, and by the many people whose lives he touched and worked to improve.
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Keiba and I are extremely heartbroken over the sudden passing of our friend, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. He was a humble public servant for our community and a true leader in every sense of the word. But mostly, Tyrone was just an absolutely good man. May you Rest In Peace my friend. #TyroneThompson