Virginia Moore, the sign language interpreter that grew popular during Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 pandemic updates, has died.
Beshear announced Moore’s passing on Twitter Sunday.
“Virginia Moore, the Kentuckian who taught us all the importance of leading with love and inclusion, passed away yesterday,” Beshear said in a Tweet.
“Virginia was a rock of stability and grace during the pandemic,” Beshear said in a tweet. “She helped bring us all together in our most challenging times, so I hope you’ll join Britainy and me today in praying for all who loved her.”
Moore served as the executive director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.
According to reporting from LEX18, Moore died after a battle with cancer.
“I didn’t want it to be true,” said Amy Hatzel, the board chair of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, to LEX18. “I think we’re all in shock, Virginia’s a fighter, and had fought for a very long time.”