Hillary Clinton's youngest brother, Tony Rodham, dies

Minyvonne Burke
Key Points
  • Tony Rodham died on Friday night of unknown causes. 
  • Clinton called her brother "kind" and "generous" in a Saturday morning Twitter post.
  • "When he walked into a room he'd light it up with laughter," Clinton wrote.
WASHINGTON, : President Bill Clinton (R) rides in a golf cart with brother-in-law Tony Rodham (L) and nephew Zack at Maple Run Golf Course in Thurmont, Md. on August 14, 1999.
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Tony Rodham, the youngest brother of Hillary Clinton, died Friday night, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a tweet, calling him "kind" and "generous."

"It's hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today," Clinton wrote in a post on Saturday morning. "When he walked into a room he'd light it up with laughter."

A cause of death is not known.

Rodham, born in 1954, was the youngest of three children, with Clinton, 71, and brother Hugh Rodham his older siblings.


He was married to Megan Madden, whom he wed in 2005 following a divorce from his first wife, Nicole Boxer. Rodham was the father to three children: Zachary Boxer Rodham, Simon Rodham and Fiona Rodham.

"He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We'll miss him very much," Clinton tweeted.

Rodham had several jobs, including stints as a prison guard and private detective, according to the The New York Times. After Bill Clinton became president, Rodham became a consultant and a deal broker, the outlet reports.