Glenn Greenwald, the esteemed American journalist, took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the tragic news of his husband’s passing. David Miranda, a former Brazilian federal deputy and politician, passed away at the age of 38 after a nine-month stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Clinca São Vicente in Rio de Janeiro.
In an emotional tweet, Greenwald expressed his profound sorrow: “It is with the deepest sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, David Miranda.”
It is with the most profound sadness that I announce the passing away of my husband, @DavidMirandaRio. He would have turned 38 tomorrow.
His death, early this morning, came after a 9-month battle in ICU. He died in full peace, surrounded by our children and family and friends. pic.twitter.com/wtRvGyJyGl
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 9, 2023
Miranda, who represented the state of Rio de Janeiro in the Brazilian government, was initially admitted to the hospital on August 6, 2022, for treatment of a gastrointestinal infection. Over time, his health deteriorated, and the infection spiraled out of control, resulting in septicemia, a life-threatening condition where the infection spreads throughout the body.
As news of Miranda’s passing spread, condolences poured in from various quarters, including Brazilian President Lula Inacio da Silva. In a heartfelt tweet, the president acknowledged the untimely loss of the young politician, stating, “He’s a young man with an extraordinary trajectory who left too soon.”
David Miranda’s dedication to public service and his impactful contributions to Brazilian society will be remembered as his friends, family, and colleagues mourn his untimely demise.
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