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FILE - In this March 13, 1984 file photo, former Sen. George S. McGovern waves to supporters as he appears at his campaign headquarters in Boston, as results of the Massachusetts Presidential preference primary were allied. McGovern announced his intention to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. 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/Peter Southwick)

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.

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