Son of former lawmaker and nephew of current congressman dies at 29

Diaz-Balart, 58, was a nine-term lawmaker before retiring in 2011. His younger brother succeeded him and currently holds the House seat.

Former colleagues of the congressman sent their condolences after hearing of the news. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) wrote to Lincoln Diaz-Balart on Twitter Monday: