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:
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.