A 29-year-old man who was working at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago collapsed and died Friday, campaign officials said.
Alexander Okrent of the 300 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, said paramedics were dispatched to 130 E. Randolph St. shortly before 11 a.m. after Okrent became unconscious.
Okrent had worked with the Obama team since 2004, campaign officials said.
Traveling in Virginia on Friday, President Barack Obama called Okrent’s family to offer his condolences, officials said this evening.
Police were not called because the incident did not appear to be suspicious, Chicago police said.
An autopsy is slated for Saturday to determine the cause of death for the man, according to the medical examiner's office.