McGovern on life support in hospice, family says
October 17th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

McGovern on life support in hospice, family says

(CNN) – Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was on life support and "no longer responsive" on Wednesday, two days after he was admitted to a hospice, his family said.

The 90-year-old former U.S. senator from South Dakota suffers from a variety of ailments "that have worsened over recent months" due to age, the McGovern family said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Critical Thinking

    He is a good man, I wish present day democrats would follow his example.

    October 17, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. AJ

    Sen. McGovern,

    Thank you for your service to our country. I worked on your campaign in 1972..you would have made a wonderful President. Go in Peace....

    October 17, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Flint Rock

    It wasn't just his service in WW2 .... being George McGovern is being a man.

    October 17, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. a little sad

    My first presidential campaign. Peaceful journey, sir.

    October 17, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    It's a shame that good democrats die and evil republicans live on and on.

    Thank you for your service, Sir.

    October 17, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. bria

    My prayers go out to his family. I wish them all the best.

    October 17, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. LacrosseMom

    God bless him.

    October 17, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. Lisa P

    I'm sorry to hear this. He has done a lot here to help substance abusers get their lives back together, all in honor of his daughter Teresa who died here about twenty years ago. A modest and humble man who very quietly and without a lot of fanfare did a lot of good. God bless you and your family.

    October 17, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |