Clay Aiken – “Honored To Know Him!”

It is with sadness that we report the death of Keith Crisco, the man who was Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District seat.

According to CBS – Charlotte, Crisco died today at his home from injuries sustained in a fall.

Crisco was married to his wife, Jane, for 49 years. They had three children and six grandchildren.

Crisco also taught Sunday school at First United Methodist Church in Asheboro.

Crisco served as North Carolina Department of Commerce secretary from 2009 to 2012 under Governor Beverly Perdue.

In his statement to the press, Clay said:

Monday, May 12, 2014

I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death. Keith came from humble beginnings. No matter how high he rose – to Harvard, to the White House and to the Governor’s Cabinet – he never forgot where he came from.

He was a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant. I was honored to know him.

I am suspending all campaign activities as we pray for his family and friends.



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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Honored To Know Him!”

  1. What a tragic event! My heart goes out to the Crisco family in this tremendous loss. May the Lord bless them with comfort and strength at this time.

  2. I, too, am shocked at the news of Mr. Crisco's sudden death – thoughts and prayers for his
    family and friends.

  3. This really IS sad news. I heard about it when Clay tweeted his statement and condolences. If I wasn't working, I would have seen it unfold as it became known. My heart hurts for Clay. Of course the Crisco family must be shocked and very sad. I hope they get comfort from family and friends. Unreal.

    • Well said. This is so sad. It''s never easy to loose someone, but it makes it so much more shocking to the family when it happens so suddenly. My heart truly hurts for them.

  4. Sorry to hear this sad news about Mr. Crisco, condolences to his family and thinking about Clay, he must be very sad. God bless all.

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