Steven McGovern, the son of former South Dakota senator George McGovern, has died. He was 60.

A family statement released Saturday by Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls said Steven McGovern died Friday after a lengthy illness.

The statement said McGovern died on his birthday in hospice care.

His sister, Ann McGovern, said in the statement, "Steve had a long struggle with alcoholism. We will all miss him deeply, but are grateful that he is now at peace."

Funeral arrangements are pending.