Former Governor Vilsack’s Granddaughter Dies of Sudden Illness
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Iowa Governor Tom and First Lady Christie Vilsack's granddaughter passed away unexpectedly from a sudden illness, according to a family spokesman. Ella Vilsack, the daughter of Vilsack's son Jess and wife Kate, became ill and died in the hospital Thursday night. (Editor's note: an earlier version of this story incorrectly cited the cause of death as influenza.)