Maryland Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz died early Thursday after suffering from cardiac arrest, officials said.
Kamenetz served as the Baltimore County Executive. He was 60 years old and participated in a candidates’ forum earlier in the evening. Baltimore County police said he died at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
Police said in a statement that Kamenetz was sleeping at his home in Owings Mill, Md., and awoke around 2 a.m. He complained of feeling ill. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m.
Kamenetz was one of several Democratic candidates in a crowded primary field vying to take on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.