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Sen. Kent Conrad says his brother has died

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota said that his older brother, Roan Conrad, has died.

In a brief statement, the Democratic senator said his brother died Saturday in New York at the age of 72.

Conrad said his brother fought a courageous battle with cancer.

In the statement, Conrad said: "We are relieved that his pain has ended. He was a brilliant, brave and loving brother and family member. He will be missed."