Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton offers congratulations over Elliot Page announcement Biden brushes off criticism of budget nominee Mellman: Mired in Partisanship MORE's brother Tony Rodham died on Friday evening, the former secretary of State announced Saturday.

“We lost my brother Tony last night. It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today," she wrote on Twitter.

"When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter. He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We’ll miss him very much," she continued.

Rodham, the youngest brother of Clinton, worked for the Democratic National Committee during the 1992 presidential election and entered consulting later in the 1990s. He went on to work on a series of ventures in the U.S. and abroad.


He faced several questions about his connections to the Clinton White House and efforts to leverage his proximity to the president in his business projects and personal life. The New York Times revealed in 2001 that Rodham helped obtain a pardon for a couple convicted of bank fraud in 1982 over the objections of the Justice Department.

Rodham also made an appearance on the 2016 campaign trail as Hillary Clinton returned to her family roots in Scranton, Pa.

Clinton’s tweet Saturday racked up several comments expressing condolences over her loss.

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family,” one Twitter user wrote.