Former city councillor Shawn Little dead at 48
Published Monday, November 26, 2012 3:04PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 26, 2012 3:50PM EST
Former Ottawa councillor Shawn Little has died while on vacation in Cuba, according to a memo sent out by city solicitor Rick O’Connor.
Little represented the Kitchissippi ward from 1997 until 2006.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson released a statement on Little's passing Monday afternoon.
"It is with sadness that I learned today of the passing of former city councillor Shawn Little," Watson wrote. "I had the honour of serving with Shawn during his first term on city council from 1997-2000. I want to offer my condolences to Shawn's family at this difficult time. May Shawn rest in peace."
A moment of silence will be held at Wednesday’s council meeting and flags will be lowered to half-staff when a memorial is held at a later date.
Little was 48 years old. The cause of death has not been released.
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