Governor Scott Walker announced on Twitter on Sunday the passing of his father, Rev. Llewelyn Scott Walker.

Gov. Walker previously announced his father was ill on Saturday and thanked supporters for their prayers.

Gov. Walker’s Democratic opponents in the November election, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes, passed along their condolences on Twitter:


The governor made several Twitter posts remembering his father:


The Walker campaign also suspended campaign appearances Sunday and they may be canceling campaign appearances on Monday as well.

The RightWisconsin family would like to offer the Walker family our sincere condolences for their loss and our prayers. May they take comfort from their faith and the Rev. Walker’s faith in an eternal life with the God he served so well.