NEW JERSEY - Jersey City councilman Michael Yun has died with the coronavirus.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop posted news of his death on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Fulop said, "He was a great co-worker and a tireless advocate for the people of #JerseyCity - More than that he was a great father, husband, and grandfather. I can speak for the entire JC community that we are devastated."
Governor Phil Murphy also noted his death during his daily news briefing.
"He was a respected leader, not just in Jersey City, but in Hudson County," Murphy said. "A good man, a great professional, a terrific husband, father, grandfather."
Yun was first elected to the council in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, children, and several grandchildren.
He was a recipient of more than thirty community service awards and citations over the past three decades.
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