State Representative Jim Miceli, 83, has passed away after sudde - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

State Representative Jim Miceli, 83, has passed away after sudden collapse

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

According to Wilmington Police, State Representative Jim Miceli has passed away at the age of 83 of a heart attack.

WCVB-TV reports that Miceli was attending the Wilmington Little League Opening Day ceremony at the Rotary Park when he suddenly collapsed. Micelli was taken to Winchester Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Several political officials have expressed their condolences through social media, such as Governor Charlie Barker, who posted the following message on Facebook:

"I have known Jim Miceli for about 30 years. We did not always agree - but he was always a gentleman, and a hugely aggressive advocate for his district and his beliefs. Rest In Peace."

Miceli, a Boston native, is a graduate of English High School and Northeastern University.

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