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Canadian Press NewsAlert:Former prime minister John Turner dead at 91

Last Updated Sep 19, 2020 at 3:24 pm EDT

Former prime minister John Turner looks on during a photo op to mark the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa on Nov. 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

OTTAWA — Former prime minister John Turner, dubbed “Canada’s Kennedy” when he first arrived in Ottawa in the 1960s, has died at the age of 91.

Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a family friend, says Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday night.

Turner governed for just 79 days in the summer of 1984 after a difficult, decades-long climb to the top job.

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The Canadian Press