Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died at his home, aged 89.
Hawke was the longest serving Labour Prime Minister in Australian history.
A former union leader, Bob Hawke served as Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991.
His wife Blanche said his role in helping end Apartheid in South Africa was among his proudest achievements.
His death comes two days out from the Australian election.
A memorial service will be held in Sydney in coming weeks for the man described as the 'Silver Budgie'.