Miami Mayor G. Kent Ketcher has died, city officials announced Tuesday.
According to release earlier this week, the City of Miami stated Mayor Ketcher would be absent from his position due to "unforeseen circumstances." Another statement was released Monday notifying the public of the Mayor's death.
"The City Council and the staff of the City of Miami extend their deepest condolences to the Ketcher family," the release stated.
Mayor Pro Tempore Rudy Schultz was named acting mayor. Schultz called for a special meeting of the Miami City Council for Aug. 29 at the Miami Civic Center to consider a resolution calling for an election to fill the office of Mayor and other related business.