John Crosbie has died at the age of 88


John Crosbie has died at the age of 88.

Ches Crosbie issued a statement yesterday that John's wife Jane and the family is at his bedside.

John Crosbie served as Lieutenant Governor. He also served as a provincial Cabinet minister under premiers Joey Smallwood and Frank Moores as well as a federal Cabinet minister during the governments of Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney.

Crosbie ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1969, losing to Smallwood, and was also a candidate in the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada's 1983 leadership election, placing third.

He is most known for his statement in July of 1992 when he announced the closure of the cod fishery.