Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, a hospital official said. He was 69.
Also, from the Boston Globe:
State Representative Deborah D. Blumer, a Framingham Democrat, died yesterday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving in Framingham, authorities said.
Condolences to their familes and loved ones.