SARASOTA (CBSMiami/AP) – The husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead Tuesday morning at the couple’s Sarasota home.

Sarasota Police said Harris’ husband, 68-year-old Anders Ebbeson, committed suicide.

Officers first responded to the scene around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Ebbeson was a Swedish businessman, but Pastor William Hild of Sarasota First Baptist Church, said he had been suffering from health issues in recent years.

Harris rocketed to infamy as a part of the botched 2000 election in the state of Florida. She and Ebbeson had been married since 1996.

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