© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Don Young, R-AK, speaking on the opening day of the 117th Congress on the opening day of the 117th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, Jan. 3, 2021. Bill Clark/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Representative Don Young, who had served in Congress since 1973, has died, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday, citing former aides.

Young, 88, lost consciousness on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle and was unable to be resuscitated, the paper reported, citing Jack Ferguson, who had served as Young’s chief of staff.

Young’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Young was the only representative of the House of Alaska. According to his website, he was the longest-serving member of the current US Congress.

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