Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at Alaska home

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Nov 30 (Reuters) - Greg Fisk, the mayor of Juneau, Alaska, has been found dead at a home in the city, police said on Monday.

Police responding to an emergency call found Fisk, 70, and pronounced him dead at the home in the state capital, Juneau's police department said in a statement.

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A police vehicle idles outside the home of the late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Juneau, Alaska. Fisk, the newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city, was found dead in his home Monday. Police have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death, but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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A police spokeswoman said an investigation into the "unattended death" was underway but said she had no further information on the cause or circumstances of Fisk's death.

Police said a man, who they did not identify, made an emergency call on Monday afternoon to report a deceased person inside a residence.

"It's a devastating event. He was a great person and he will be missed," said Mary Becker, an Assembly member and the city's deputy mayor.

Becker said Fisk, who was due to serve until 2018, was a fisherman who championed economic development among other causes.

Becker said she was taking up the role of acting mayor while the city attorney advises on succession protocols. The clerk with the City and Borough of Juneau would issue a media release on Tuesday, officials said.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Miral Fahmy and Paul Tait)

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