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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in Washington after the Democratic National Committee endorsed Sargent Shriver as the new vice presidential nominee. 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, 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.

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