Hickory Mayor found dead

Rudy Wright – Picture courtesy of the City of Hickory

PRESS RELEASE

HICKORY – Today at approximately 2:40 p.m., Mayor Rudy Wright was found deceased at his home.

“It is with deepest sorrow, that I must inform you of the untimely passing of Mayor Rudy Wright today at his home,” said City Manager Warren Wood. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. While the Hickory Police Department is conducting an investigation, at this time there are no indications of suspicious circumstances. I ask that you respect the family’s privacy and allow them time to grieve.”

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Mayor Rudy Wright had served as Hickory’s Mayor since 2001.

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