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Steven McGovern, son of former SD senator, dies

Saturday - 7/28/2012, 7:26pm  ET

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Steven McGovern, the son of former South Dakota senator George McGovern, has died. He was 60.

A family statement released Saturday by Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls said Steven McGovern died Friday after a lengthy illness.

The statement said McGovern died on his birthday in hospice care.

His sister, Ann McGovern, said in the statement, "Steve had a long struggle with alcoholism. We will all miss him deeply, but are grateful that he is now at peace."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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