NBC Miami reports that Flippen’s cause of death was a “massive heart attack.”
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the news that Mayor Justin Flippen has passed away very unexpectedly,” The Pride Center said in a Facebook post. “Justin led by example by being a strong leader. Our community was better because of his hard work and he will be deeply missed.”
Flippen, 41, was on his way to a commission meeting Tuesday when he became ill and was rushed to the hospital, according to the Sun Sentinel.