57-year-old Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta, Mayor of Plaquemine, passed away after he was rushed to the hospital Friday morning.

         He was taken to the hospital around 10:15 a.m. and passed away approximately at 10:52 a.m.

         According to some close to the Mayor, Gulotta had a history of heart disease and suffered a heart attack Friday morning.  According to the family, Gulotta was at a friend’s house Friday morning when he had a heart attack and collapsed.

         Gulotta was elected to his first term in 1992 and was serving his sixth straight term as mayor.  He was also recently named Secretary-Treasurer of LEPA Board of Directors.

         He is survived by his wife and two children.