Long-time Dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers reportedly died on Wednesday according to the Dutch government. He was 78 years of age.
The Christian Democrats leader served as prime minister longer than any other Dutch politician. He held the office from 1982 to 1994 at the helm of three cabinets.
No information was provided about the cause of death. The Dutch government press office made the announcement which was reported in various media outlets in the country.