Quincy, Illinois, Tea Party activist Chip Gerdes passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.
β Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 6, 2013
Tea Partyers across the Twittersphere are mourning his untimely death and paying their respects to their friend and fellow happy warrior:
β Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) May 6, 2013
Yes, the news is true. We've lost our good friend Chip today. Please keep his wife & child in your thoughts. I love you always, @TookieW.
β Mandy Nagy (@Liberty_Chick) May 6, 2013
The comedic stylings of @TookieW made my CPACing this year extra enjoyable. Prayers to his family and loved ones for their loss.
β sarah (@mamaswati) May 6, 2013
Friend of the film @TookieW aka Chip Gerdes passed away this morning. Condolences to his family and friends.
β Hating Breitbart (@HatingBreitbart) May 6, 2013
I didn't know @TookieW but damn. RIP and prayers to his friends and family. Tweeting one day; gone the next. Life is too damn short.
β LMR (@LilMissRightie) May 6, 2013
Eternal rest grant to @TookieW Lord. Peace to his family and. Friends
β Bill Hennessy (@whennessy) May 6, 2013
@TookieW I will miss you. Prayers for your family. May God keep you.
β The Super Abe 2016 (@SuperAbe2014) May 6, 2013
Saddened by the news that the always enthusiastic and relentless Chip Gerdes, @TookieW has passed away this morning.
β Allison Worsham (@allison_worsham) May 6, 2013
β jerie shirley black (@jerieblack) May 6, 2013
β Katie O'Malley βοΈ (@katieomalley) May 6, 2013
β Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) May 6, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about @TookieW β¦ Heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family <3
β christinakb (@christinakb) May 6, 2013
Such sad news. Prayers to @TookieW's family. God bless them and keep them.
β Kimberly (@conkc2) May 6, 2013
So sad to hear of the passing of @TookieW. Prayers for his family.
β David Bossie (@David_Bossie) May 6, 2013
Man, @TookieW. That guy loved life and what he did and had more fun living it than most people ever will. RIP
β Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 6, 2013
So many great memories with @TookieW. Trying to wrap my head around the fact that he's gone.
β Brittany (@bccover) May 6, 2013
Sad to hear highly-regarded conservative activist @TookieW (Chip Gerdes) passed away this morning.
β LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) May 6, 2013
β Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) May 6, 2013
β Susie Moore (@SmoosieQ) May 6, 2013
Prayers for @TookieW's family and friends. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
β Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) May 6, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. May he rest in peace.