Maya Rockeymoore Cummings was the wife of longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland. They were married for more than a decade before his sudden death on October 17, 2019.
He was 68 years old and his death was attributed to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” Rep. Cummings had heart surgery in 2017 and was hospitalized in early 2018. In the days leading up to his death, the congressman had undergone an unspecified medical procedure and hadn’t returned to work. According to a statement from his office, Rep. Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.