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Nikki Haley Says Her Sister-In-Law Died of COVID-19

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd at the Kemp Forum on Saturday in Columbia, S.C.
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In this file photo, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says her sister-in-law has died after contracting the coronavirus.

Haley tweeted Tuesday evening that Rhonda Lee Nelson, sister of her husband Michael, “passed the day before Thanksgiving of Covid.”

An online obituary says Nelson was 53 years old, lived in West Milton, Ohio, and died Nov. 25. She was remembered as a singer and piano musician who “ministered to many inside and outside of the church.”

Haley provided no further details on Nelson’s death, which came as coronavirus numbers rise across the country and in states including Ohio.