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RIP: Friends, activists mourn the loss of Tea Party champion Chip Gerdes


Quincy, Illinois, Tea Party activist Chip Gerdes passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Prayers for a great man and his family: danaloeschradio.com/prayers-for-a-… #rolltide

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 6, 2013

Tea Partyers across the Twittersphere are mourning his untimely death and paying their respects to their friend and fellow happy warrior:

If you knew Chip, I am joining you in mourning our great loss and that of his wife and family. This is devastating. #RIP @tookiew

— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) May 6, 2013

Yes, the news is true. We’ve lost our good friend Chip today. Please keep his wife & child in your thoughts. I love you always, @tookiew.

— Mandy Nagy (@Liberty_Chick) May 6, 2013

The comedic stylings of @tookiew made my CPACing this year extra enjoyable.Prayers to his family and loved ones for their loss.

— sarah (@mamaswati) May 6, 2013

Friend of the film @tookiew aka Chip Gerdes passed away this morning. Condolences to his family and friends.

— Hating Breitbart (@HatingBreitbart) May 6, 2013

I didn’t know @tookiewbut damn. RIP and prayers to his friends and family. Tweeting one day; gone the next. Life is too damn short.

— LilMissBourbonBroad (@LilMissRightie) May 6, 2013

Eternal rest grant to @tookiew Lord. Peace to his family and. Friends

— Bill Hennessy (@whennessy) May 6, 2013

@tookiew I will miss you.Prayers for your family.May God keep you.

— Super Abe (@SuperAbe2014) May 6, 2013

Saddened by the news that the always enthusiastic and relentless Chip Gerdes, @tookiew has passed away this morning.

— Allison Worsham (@allison_worsham) May 6, 2013

@chrisloesch @dloesch @tookiew This LSU fan salutes a great American and Bama fan. #SECfamilyties – prayers to his family.

— jerie shirley black (@jerieblack) May 6, 2013

@tookiew I will miss you…I will scream #RollTide extra loud for you..prayers for your wife and beloved child

— Katie O’Malley (@katieomalley) May 6, 2013

A patriot among us has passed. God bless @tookiew.and prayers for his family. #RIP

— Joe the Patriotic (@joethepatriotic) May 6, 2013

I’m so sorry to hear about @tookiew … Heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family <3

— christinakb (@christinakb) May 6, 2013

Such sad news. Prayers to @tookiew‘s family. God bless them and keep them.

— Kimberly C(@conkc2) May 6, 2013

So sad to hear of the passing of @tookiew. Prayers for his family.

— David Bossie (@David_Bossie) May 6, 2013

Man, @tookiew. That guy loved life and what he did and had more fun living it than most people ever will. RIP

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 6, 2013

So many great memories with @tookiew. Trying to wrap my head around the fact that he’s gone.

— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) May 6, 2013

@tonykatz Truly sad. @tookiew was beloved. Most people never heard of Chip, because he insisted on anonymity. R.I.P. @hatingbreitbart

— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 6, 2013

Sad to hear highly-regarded conservative activist @tookiew (Chip Gerdes) passed away this morning.

— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) May 6, 2013

Sad to hear of @tookiew‘s passing. Colorful politico who used to call me up to talk Bama football. #RollTide

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) May 6, 2013

Oh gosh – Just saw the tweets about @tookiew – I don’t even know what to say….. #Heartbroken #RIPChip =(

— Susie Moore (@SmoosieQ) May 6, 2013

Prayers for @tookiew‘s family and friends. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) May 6, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/06/rip-friends-activists-mourn-the-loss-of-tea-party-champion-chip-gerdes/

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