Former Libertarian presidential candidate dies

Former Libertarian presidential candidate Marc A. Feldman has died less than one month after competing for his party’s nomination, according to a report.

Feldman, 56, was discovered dead on Wednesday at a hotel in Brook Park, Ohio, Cleveland.com reported.

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“This is absolutely horrible,” said Carla Howell, the Libertarian Party’s political director, adding she had called Feldman’s family and offered her sympathies.

“We will miss his dedication as a member of the national committee and candidate for public office, but most of all, I will miss a good friend,” said Nicolas Sarwark, the chairman of the Libertarian Party’s national committee.

“He was a delightful, spirited and dedicated Libertarian who inspired and won the hearts of many. Our deepest condolences to his family on their loss.”

Brook Park police Capt. Thomas Dickel said officers found Feldman not breathing late Wednesday after receiving a call he was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Feldman, who lived in Beachwood, Ohio, was discovered at the America’s Best Value Inn in the 14000 block of Brookpark Road. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released an official cause of death.

Feldman served as the section head of anesthesia for the Cole Eye Institute and director of the Cole Eye Institute Operating Rooms at the Cleveland Clinic, according to the clinic’s website.

“We are saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Feldman,” the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement. "He was a talented physician and he will be missed.”

Former Gov. Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE (R-N.M.) won the Libertarian presidential nomination late last month during the party’s convention in Orlando. But Feldman made a splash at the event, delivering spirited remarks during the candidates' debate to loud applause and introducing himself with a rap video