Todd Akin Obituary – Death : Todd Akin, 74, a former GOP congressman for Missouri who once said on TV that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because their bodies would shut the pregnancy down, died on Sunday night, October 3, 2021.
The news was shared with families late Sunday night that he died at his home in the Wildwood neighborhood of St. Louis leaving family members, friends and loved ones in great grief and fear.
Causes of Todd Akin’s Death…
Akin, 74, had cancer for several years, and died at his home in the Wildwood neighborhood of St. Louis, according to a statement to The AP made by his son, Perry Akin.
“As my father’s death approached, we had people from all different walks of life share story after story of the personal impact he had on them,” said Perry Akin.
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
He famously lost his US Senate bid in 2012 against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill after making the rape comment. He was initially ahead in pre-election polls, but lost with 39.2% of the Missouri vote compared to McCaskill’s 54.7%.
As everyone knows, he leaves behind the pride & joy of his existence, families and friends. His loss will have a significant impact on our entire college community. Todd’s commitment to his loved ones and his love of learning has forever positively impacted the lives of many.
We ask that you uplift his parents and close family and friends in prayer during this time. He has left an impact on the lives of many and a legacy that will live on for many years.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Todd just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.