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Walter Mondale, Vice President of the Carter administration and 1984 Democratic candidate for president dies at 93

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    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale, who served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter before waging his own unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died, according to a family spokesperson. He was 93.

    Mondale died at home in downtown Minneapolis surrounded by family, spokesperson Kathy Tunheim said.
    "It is with profound sadness that we share news that our beloved dad passed away today in Minneapolis, Minnesota," Mondale's family said in a statement. "As proud as we were of him leading the presidential ticket for Democrats in 1984, we know that our father's public policy legacy is so much more than that."
    In an email to former staffers obtained by CNN on Monday, Mondale acknowledged in a moving message that his "time has come."

    Mondale had faced a few significant health issues in recent years. In 2014, he underwent successful heart surgery in his home state of Minnesota, and the following year, he was admitted to the hospital with influenza.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Mondale, who died in 2014, and daughter, Eleanor, in 2011.

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