Elijah Cummings, Longtime Baltimore Congressman, Dead at 68

Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said.

He hadn’t returned to work after having a medical procedure he said would only keep him away for about a week, the Baltimore Sun noted.

The procedure already caused Cummings to miss a September hearing on Washington, D.C., statehood. The statement didn’t detail the procedure.

He previously was treated for heart and knee issues.