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Former White House Deputy Counsel Cassandra Quin Butts Dies At Age 50

The President of the United States and the First Lady have heavy hearts as good friend, classmate and former counsel at the White House has died. Cassandra Butts according to her family was reportedly found dead at her home after suffering a brief illness which was not revealed in the reports.  Butts who resided in Washington, D.C. worked with the President for one year and left a long-lasting impression on him and the First lady. 

Read more as reported by The Grio:

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Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50.

Butts’ family said in a statement that her sister found Butts dead Thursday in her Washington home. The statement said Butts had suffered from a brief illness.

(Statement via WhiteHouse.gov)

Butts served as deputy counsel during Obama’s first year in office. She left the next year to serve as a senior adviser to the Millennium Challenge Corp.

Obama nominated Butts in 2014 to be the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. Hers was one of several nominations that the Senate has failed to act on.

The president said in a statement Friday that Butts was someone who made him want to be better.  ~ Source: The Grio

EarHustle411 and the writing staff sends our condolences to the family of Cassandra Quin Butts and to the White House staff as well as the President and the First Lady of the United States.  May God’s mercy, power and strength keep you during this time of bereavement. 

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