MIAMI -

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, the son of the former congressman and nephew of the current U.S. representative, died Sunday at the age of 29.

The family issued a statement to The Miami Herald, saying:

It is with infinite sadness that we announce the passing, on May 19, 2013, of our beloved son and brother, Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart.

For many years, Lincoln Gabriel struggled with depression.

Lincoln Gabriel was a kind and loving human being. His love and compassion touched many lives during his 29 years.

We will remember him with profound love and devotion for the rest of our lives.

Lincoln, Cristina, and Daniel Diaz-Balart