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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., joins in a three way handshake with Salvador Luria, left, a Nobel Laureate in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and physicist Harry Palevsky of the Brookhaven National Laboratory of Long Island, N.Y., after they announced their support for his presidential campaign at a news conference in Boston. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis, File)

Gallery: Remembering George McGovern

Oct. 21, 2012 @ 08:36 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern, former presidential candidate and longtime senator from South Dakota, died at 5:15 a.m. local time Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice, surrounded by family and lifelong friends, family spokesman Steve Hildebrand told The Associated Press. McGovern was 90.