CAMDEN, S.C. — Jack West, a longtime political lobbyist from Camden and son of former South Carolina Governor John West, died Wednesday after contracting COVID-19, several sources confirm to News 19.
The 71-year-old West, who is the son of former Governor John West, had been hospitalized for nearly two weeks with the virus.
West was a 1970 graduate of The Citadel and spent many years as a community leader in Camden.
It's the first coronavirus related death for Kershaw County, which leads the state with 62 cases.
Colleagues reacted to West's death on social media.