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Last Updated: Thursday September 09 2010 11:59 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron's father has died

David and Ian Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron's father Ian has died while on holiday in France.

The Prime Minister dropped everything on Wednesday and flew to the South of France to be with his father.

His dad, who was 77, had suffered a stroke and died shortly after Mr Cameron arrived.

Mr Cameron said that his dad was an "amazing man" and that he would "miss him terribly" and "treasure all the joy he brought us."