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Ex-Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy dies aged 55

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55, his family has said.

Charles Kennedy has died aged 55. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Kennedy died at his home in Fort William yesterday.

His death is not believed to be suspicious and the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

He lost his seat in the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency to the SNP's Ian Blackford in last month's general election.

In a statement, his family said the 55-year-old was a "fine man, a talented politician, and a loving father".

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