What Happened To Rep. Sean Casten's Daughter, Gwen Casten? Suicide Linked To Her Death

The U.S. representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district, Sean Casten's 17-years-old daughter, Gwen Casten died on Monday morning at their family home.

Sean Casten is an American businessman and politician who is in the service of Illinois's congressional district, the district includes portions of five counties in Chicago's western suburbs, incorporating Wheaton, Palatine, and Barrington.

Illinois Sean was born on November 23, 1971, in Dublin, Ireland to American parents, Tom Casten, and was raised in Hartsdale, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology and biochemistry from Middlebury College in 1993.

After that, he worked as a scientist for two years at the Tufts University School of Medicine. In 1998, he received two degrees in Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in biochemical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

What Happened To Rep. Sean Casten's Daughter, Gwen Casten?

Rep. Sean Casten's Daughter, Gwen Casten died on Monday morning June 13, 2022. According to the local police, she died at the family's Downers Grove home.

Before her death, days before Sean said he had 'tremendous pride' in his daughter. The teenager was an anti-gun violence advocate and organized training at her school to teach others how to pack a gunshot wound.

On Monday morning, on Congressman Casten's official Twitter, it was announced about the death of his daughter. The post tweeted, "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."

Gwen had recently made an appearance in a campaign video supporting her father's bid for a third term in Congress against fellow incumbent Democrat Rep. Marie Newman.

In the video, Gwen speaks about how turning 18 years would be a big year filled with lots of achievements along with "voting for the first time" and how she calls Congressman Sean Casten, her dad. She championed her father's efforts on new gun laws and protecting abortion access.

Death Cause of Rep. Sean Casten's Daughter

Rep. Sean Casten's daughter, Gwen Casten died at the family's Downers Grove home where local police officers were called to the house before 7 am 'for a cold 17-year-old female' the police said. According to the outlet, ' First responders determined that the subject was dead.'


The teenager's death came just days after Rep. Sean Casten said he had 'tremendous pride' in his daughter after she took commencement to organize a 'Stop the Bleed' training at her school to other teens could learn how to fill a gunshot wound during a school shooting.

Congressman, Sean Casten said, "I have both tremendous pride that my daughter took the ambition to organize that and tremendous shame that we as a country are making it the authority of children aged 15, 16, and 17 to do what sitting United States senators don't have the courage to do themselves."

Gwen Casten's Wiki

Gwen Casten was a 17-years-old and she was active in the political area and followed in the path of her father by fighting for social causes that she was impassioned about, such as gun control.

The teenager also served as a co-director of the March For Our Lives Illinois chapter, a youth-led movement aimed at intercepting gun violence.

Gwen is the daughter of Sean Casten and his wife Kara. They all live in Downers Grove, Illinois.