The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School and the National Boricua Human Rights Network extend their most profound condolences to compañera Veronica Crespo-Rich, Seth Rich and their family on the loss of Vanessa Rich. Below, we publish a note from Veronica. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Hudson-Rich family would formally like to inform everyone of the passing of Vanessa Rich. Vanessa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 2015 in her home. We have lost our matriarch, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and unrelenting advocate of family and children. This powerhouse will be missed by so many and we are beyond grateful to have been touched by her love, light, and joy. We are thankful for all of the beautiful messages and calls we have received thus far. We would like to extend our regrets to those we were unable to contact and for those who found out via other avenues. As you know, Vanessa touched many, many lives. Thank you for all of the positive thoughts and we would greatly appreciate continued prayers.