Deputy Alaska Labor Commissioner David Stone has died suddenly in Juneau at age 55.
The former Juneau Borough Assembly member and deputy mayor collapsed at home after saying he didn't feel well after work Tuesday. Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford says medics tried to revive Stone, who was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sanford says he doesn't know the cause of death.
"The twinkle in his eye when he was talking about projects that were about to be was tremendous, and that's what Alaska needs. We need people who pioneer and help pioneers make things happen," said Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, under which Stone served as Chief of Staff until 2011.
The Juneau Empire says members of the borough assembly learned of the death of their former colleague Tuesday night.
Stone left the assembly in October after serving the maximum three consecutive terms allowed.