Was Gwen Casten Sick? 

Gwen Casten, the daughter of Illinois Congressman Sean Casten, died unexpectedly.


This morning, Congressman Casten’s beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed away. The Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time.

There is no information about the cause of Gwen Casten’s death, and there was no indication that she was sick or had a health problem before.

However, the investigation into Gwen’s death cause is going on.


Gwen Casten’s family has asked for privacy and will not be releasing any other information during this difficult time. 

Casten’s campaign has requested all Illinois television stations withdraw his campaign advertisements from the broadcast until further notice.

Sean Casten is running against Marie Newman, a fellow freshman U.S. Representative, and Charles Hughes, a Nicor operations mechanic.

Newman is also suspending all of her campaign advertisements immediately.

Newman decided to run against Casten in 2022 primary when the Democratic majority in Springfield authorized a congressional remap that put her in the highly Hispanic 3rd District, which is now represented by U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

Congressman Sean Casten Daughter Died Age 17

Gwen Casten, the congressman’s daughter, died unexpectedly, which is heartbreaking news.


Gwen Casten attended and graduated from Downers Grove North High School. She was an Illinois State Scholar and an honor roll student.

Gwen was a member of the Downers Grove North Empowerment Club and the Omega, the student newspaper.


For the Omega, she and her father wrote about the violence in the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Gwen was also a leader in the student-led gun control group March For Our Lives.

Gwen made an appearance in a digital ad earlier this month promoting her father’s legislative aims. In 2020, she worked as an intern for her father’s campaign as well.

Gwen Casten Family Is In Tragedy

Gwen Casten’s family is grieving the loss of their 17-year-old daughter. 

However, the family has asked for privacy and will not be making any additional statements during this difficult time.


Gwen was also a leader in the student-led gun control group March For Our Lives.

Sean Casten stated in an interview with Newsy earlier this month that Gwen established a program to teach kids how to repair gunshot wounds in reaction to school shootings.

At this time, may the family have privacy and peace. We express our heartfelt condolence to her family and friends.

We hope that God gives people who are grieving the loss of a loved one the strength and courage to go on.