Hillyer was previously diagnosed with leukemia. He had undergone a bone marrow transplant back in 2003. Jim was found dead in his Ottawa office this morning.
He was a Canadian Politician and a Member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the federal Conservative Party of Canada in the 2011 election, representing the electoral district of Lethbridge.
The cause of death is not yet known.