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Published: Wednesday, 12/19/2007

Kucinich's brother found dead in his home


CLEVELAND The youngest brother of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was found dead at his home this morning, the Cuyahoga County Coroner s office said.

There were no signs of foul play, said Powell Caesar, spokesman for the office of Dr. Frank Miller. An autopsy was being performed today to determine cause of death of Perry Kucinich, 52, Caesar said.

Perry Kucinich was found face down by another brother, Larry, at about 9 a.m., at his home in an east-side Cleveland neighborhood, Caesar said.

Larry Kucinich had taken his brother shopping Tuesday and then took him home but couldn t get an answer when he tried calling him today, Caesar said.

Dennis Kucinich, a U.S. representative who represents the 10th congressional district in northeast Ohio, took a flight from Washington back to Cleveland after learning of the death and was not immediately available for comment, said his office press secretary, Natalie Laber.

He as was very close to Perry and he s taking this very hard, Laber said.

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