Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi died on Monday due to injuries sustained in a recent accident, according to Fox News.
Enzi, a former Republican lawmaker “passed away peacefully” while surrounded by his family, a statement from representatives of the read.
“His family expresses their deep appreciation for all of the prayers, support and concern. They now ask for privacy and continued prayers during this difficult time.”
The former senator, 77 was near his home in Gillette, Wyoming when he was involved in a bicycle accident that rendered him unconscious.
Enzi was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado with injuries including broken neck and ribs, according to his family.
Enzi fell near his home about 8:30 p.m. Friday and was found after police received a report of a man lying unresponsive on the road with a bike nearby.
Police told the Gillette News Record that there was no indication that anyone else was nearby or involved in the accident. The recently retired lawmaker never regained consciousness and was unable to recover from his injuries.
Enzi retired in January after serving four terms as senator and maintained ownership of his shoe store in Gillette Wyoming. He retired and remained active till the end.
“There is a lot of vitriol in our politics and our world right now, but you can stay true to what you believe in without treating others badly,” Enzi said during his last speech “Nothing gets done when we are just telling each other how wrong we are.”