Former prime minister Bob Hawke has died at his home, aged 89.
His wife Blanche d'Alpuget released a statement on Thursday night confirming she will hold a private funeral with his children Sue, Stephen, Rosslyn and stepson, Louis, and his grandchildren in Sydney in coming weeks.
"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," she said.
Australian Associated Press
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