Longtime Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has died

Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has died. In a statement, his family said Lugar passed away early Sunday morning from complications of a neurological disorder. He was 87.

Lugar, an Indianapolis native, served in the U.S. Navy before entering a life of public service. He served as the mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975 before moving on to the Senate from 1977 to 2013. He ran for President in 1996. Lugar served as president of the Lugar Center since leaving the Senate.

Lugar is survived by his wife and four sons.

Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor Lugar. Flags should be flown at half-staff through sunset on the day of his funeral, which has not yet been announced.