Crowe, originally from Kentucky, died yesterday at the age of 29 from a staph infection related to open-heart surgery last summer after being stricken with meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.
"His contribution will never be forgotten," stated Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer. "He was a dynamic activist that believed in equality for all people. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and associates."
Crowe grew up in Gamaliel, KY and studied government and global securities at Johns Hopkins University before going to Capitol Hill to work as a staff assistant for Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). In 2006 he started as a staff assistant in U.S. Representative Johnson's office, and last year he was promoted to legislative assistant.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson a Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is also the highest-ranking Texan on the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents Texas in their 30th Congressional District.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also make a statement on her official website:
"Christopher was a dedicated legislative assistant who was committed to strengthening the 30th Congressional District of Texas. He was respected by his colleagues for his professionalism; he was beloved by many for his generous spirit and good humor,” said Congresswoman Johnson. "He was a person who enjoyed life and always had a smile to share. He never met a stranger."
Congresswoman Johnson added, "I extend my deepest sympathy to the Crowe family and his loved ones. He will be deeply missed."
Funeral arrangements are forthcoming and will be announced at later time. Condolences may be signed in a memorial book starting tomorrow, March 31st in 2468 Rayburn House Office Building.