Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser dies, aged 84

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser, pictured here in July 2014, has passed away. AAP/Joel Carrett

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has died.

His death was announced in a brief statement this morning. He was 84.

“It is with deep sadness that we inform you that after a brief illness John Malcolm Fraser died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of 20 March 2015.”

“We appreciate that this will be a shock to all who knew and loved him, but ask that the family be left in peace at this difficult time.”

Mr Fraser was prime minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.

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