Baltimore County police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, had been transported by ambulance early this morning to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center where he was declared dead of a cardiac arrest.
“Kamenetz was at his home in Owings Mills, asleep, when he awoke at about 2 a.m. and complained of feeling ill,” police said in a statement. “He was transported by the Garrison Fire Station’s Medic 19 to St. Joseph, where doctors pronounced him deceased at 3:22 a.m.”
Mohler said that the county’s administrative officer Fred Homan has become “acting county executive effective immediately.”
According to county regulations, the County Council will have to vote on a replacement for Kamenetz to serve the remaining seven months of his term through early December.