Former US vice-president Walter Mondale has died
Mr Mondale was Jimmy Carter’s running mate for his winning 1976 presidential bid and defeat four years later.
Mr Carter said he considered Mr Mondale the “best vice-president in our country’s history”.
Mr Mondale lost heavily to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, securing only his home state of Minnesota and Washington DC, BBC reports.
That gave him 13 electoral votes compared with President Reagan’s record-high tally of 525.
Mr Mondale is also remembered for choosing Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate, the first woman on a major-party presidential ticket.
“Rosalynn and I join all Americans in giving thanks for his exemplary life, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family,” he added.