Sheldon Silver, a prominent New York politician who was 77 years old when he died in Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Monday, January 24 2022, has passed away. His family life and wife, Rosa Silver, are the subject of interest.
The death of Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, was announced on Monday, January 24 2022 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts. The cause of his death has not yet been disclosed. He was incarcerated for a six-and-a-half-year sentence at Devens Federal Medical Center, according to CBS.
The Democrat began his sentence in August 2020, having been convicted of “accepting nearly $4 million in illegal payments in exchange for taking official actions in two separate scams” according to the New York Times. According to the complaint, Silver aided a cancer researcher in obtaining state grants by arranging for them to be sent to his firm.
Silver was said to be unwell when he received his penalty, which is why he was detained at Devens Medical Center. His attorneys stated in The New York Times that Silver had a history of cancer and chronic kidney illness, according to his 2020 trial.
The lawyers for Silver requested house arrest for their client, calling him an “obese senior in his 70s” who was at high risk of acquiring Covid-19 through contact. Before receiving a sentence of death, Daniel Silver wrote the following letter to the judge: “Your honor, I do not want to die in jail.”
Who is Rosa Silver?
Rosa Silver is a former PS 199 special-needs instructor who now works as an advocate for children. According to the New York Post, the pair has been married for 54 years.
They lived in an apartment in lower Manhattan not far from Silver’s previous home. Rosa Silver is largely unknown outside of the limelight, except that she no longer participates.
Michelle (about 43), Jannie (51), Edward (53) and Esther Fried are the couple’s four children. Marcello Trebitsch and Michelle have six children. Sheldon and Rosa Silver have eight grandkids in all.