Keith Crisco, the man who was challenging American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District race, has died suddenly following a fall at his home.
The 71-year-old politician fell in his home in Asheboro, N.C. around 1pm today (May 12) and he was confirmed dead on the scene when emergency workers arrived, according to the Courier Tribune.
The primary had already taken place last week, but the race was too close to call and both Clay and Keith were awaiting word on how to proceed. Clay was ahead by 369 votes, but the winner was still to be determined.
We send out our thoughts and condolences to Keith‘s friends and family during this difficult time.