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Mexican TV anchor Jacobo Zabludovsky dies at 87

In this March 25, 2014 photo, Mexican journalist and TV anchorman Jacobo Zabludovsky, smiles as he arrives at the Journalists Club of Mexico in Mexico City. Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the age of 87. Zabludovsky anchored Mexico's most-viewed evening news program for almost three decades, until 1998, covering the nation's tragedies but also reflecting a solidly pro-government political line while working for a the dominant Televisa network. (AP Photo/Jose Melton)

In this March 25, 2014 photo, Mexican journalist and TV anchorman Jacobo Zabludovsky, smiles as he arrives at the Journalists Club of Mexico in Mexico City. Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the age of 87. Zabludovsky anchored Mexico's most-viewed evening news program for almost three decades, until 1998, covering the nation's tragedies but also reflecting a solidly pro-government political line while working for a the dominant Televisa network. (AP Photo/Jose Melton)  (The Associated Press)

Mexico's longest-serving and most polemic television news anchor has died at the age of 87.

The news manager for Jacobo Zabludovsky's radio program confirmed the death Thursday.

His former employer, the Televisa network, said in a tweet that he died of a stroke.

Zabludovsky anchored Mexico's most-viewed evening news program for almost three decades, until 1998.

He was widely criticized for his overwhelmingly pro-government coverage in the country's hotly disputed 1988 elections.