Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a former Labour Party leader, died on Thursday at the age of 89.
"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," Hawke's wife Blanche D'Alpuget said in a statement cited by Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
"Bob was dearly loved by his family and so many friends and colleagues. We will miss him," she said.
Hawke is survived by his wife D'Alpuget and his three children - Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn.
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