Quincy, Illinois, Tea Party activist Chip Gerdes passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.
— 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:
— 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
— jerie shirley black (@jerieblack) May 6, 2013
— Katie O’Malley (@katieomalley) May 6, 2013
— 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
— 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
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) May 6, 2013
— 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.