Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has confirmed news that Sen. Mike Carrell died this morning. The Lakewood Republican was 69.
In a statement, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus said Carrell was surrounded by family and friends at the University of Washington Medical Center when he died at 10:35 a.m. of lung complications stemming from medical treatment.
Earlier this year, Carrell entered into treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a pre-cancer condition often leading to leukemia. He received a bone-marrow transplant from his brother last month.
Friends who were helping raise money to pay for his treatment posted on their …