Former South Australian premier John Bannon has died, aged 72, following fighting a extreme illness for many years.
The former Labor leader passed away surrounded by family members nowadays.
Mr Bannon led the Labor Party to Government at the 1982 election, where he became premier and treasurer.
He held the positions for nearly a decade, before resigning in 1992.
Current South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill paid tribute to Mr Bannon, saying he was a excellent friend and mentor.
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