Her shocking death also comes the same day Bernie returned to his home state of Vermont after suffering chest pains, which later turned out to be a heart attack, during a 2020 presidential campaign stop in Nevada on October 1.
Outside his home in Burlington, Vermont, where he was recovering on Tuesday, the candidate told reporters he was "feeling good, getting some work done" after what his campaign later said was a myocardial infarction, a medical term for a heart attack. Experts have said Sanders should be able to resume his campaign. "I'll make sure that I have the strength to do what I have to do".
'I must confess that I was dumb, ' he said, explaining that he had been campaigning hard in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire before the incident.
His health problems come at a precarious time, since Sanders was already facing questions about being the oldest candidate seeking the White House, and he has seen his recent poll numbers decline compared to 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren, his chief competitor for the Democratic Party's most-progressive wing. Sanders built the campaign, Khanna says, "Explicitly on a premise that this is not about him, that it's about all of us".
Mr. Sanders's remarks stood in sharp contrast with comments in recent days from his campaign advisers, who have insisted that the Vermont senator was neither changing course nor easing his trademark intensity as a result of the heart attack.
Rainè Riggs, 46, the daughter-in-law of politician Bernie Sanders, 78, passed away after a short battle with cancer on October 5. And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more worn out than I usually have been. "You look at the totality of who a candidate is", he said.
Sanders, 78, also acknowledged that the heart attack would likely raise questions about his age.
Sanders was in Nevada last week when he experienced what his campaign described the next morning as "chest discomfort". Doctors inserted two stents to open a clogged artery in his heart.
Sanders and his campaign held an all-staff conference call on Monday afternoon.
Doctors operated on Mr Sanders to remove an arterial blockage.
Peoples reported from NY.