Reggie Bagala Bio, Wiki
Reggie Bagala was a Republican Louisiana state representative who assumed the office in January 2019. He is reported to have died from coronavirus complications, his family confirmed on Thursday, April 9th. He was 54.
Politically, Bagala established himself while working as the Lafourche Parish administrator from 2014-17 and then serving as the Parish Council’s auditor for the next two years. He was graduate from LSU as a political science major and resided in Lockport.
Rep Reggie Bagala
He won a three-way race on Oct. 12 for the state House of Representatives 54h District seat, which was previously held by Jerry “Truck” Gisclair. The district is based in Lafourche but also encompasses Grand Isle on the southern tip of Jefferson Parish.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Lousiana state legislature was adjourned until June 1st in hopes of mitigating the pandemic spread of COVID-19.
In addition to Bagala, fellow Lousiana state representative, Ted James, a Democrat from Baton Rouge, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Hus Battle with Covid-19
The Louisiana lawmaker had been battling a severe case of COVID-19 over the past few weeks. He was first admitted for treatment at Oscher St. Anne Hospital in late March but was discharged by the weekend. On April 1st, he was once again back at the hospital following a setback, and on April 3, WBRZ reported that Bagala needed to be put on a ventilator to assist his breathing.
On April 5, his son, Tristan announced that his father was stable enough through the night for his ventilator to go down to only 65 % and that his blood oxygen levels were improving.
Reggie Bagala Wife (Marissa Bagala)
He was married to a woman named Marissa Bagala, who serves as the principal of St. Mary’s Nativity School in Raceland. The couple have one son, Tristan Paul Bagala who first confirmed the law maker’s death on Facebook.
Reggie Bagala Death & Cause
Bagala passed away on Thursday, April 8th, 2020. His son, Tristan Paul Bagala, announced on Facebook, “Mes chers amis, it is with deep sadness that I have to let y’all know that my father, best podna, and state Rep Reggie Bagala has passed away. He was a profoundly honest and decent man, who loved unceasingly. His family, his culture, his LSU Tigers, his friends, and his home here on Bayou Lafourche.”
“Our t-slice of the world will not be the same without such a pillar of our community and an example of the values we hold dearest,” Tristan continued. “My mom and I would like to thank you all once more for your prayers and support during this time.”