New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday after an illness following surgery.
City Clerk Linda Mattingly said he passed away around noon at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
He was in his fourth year as mayor after having served two terms on the New Haven Board of Commissioners.
He had also been the city’s police chief for 17 years.
“He did a great job as mayor,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”