Former New Brunswick Progressive Conservative health minister Dennis Furlong has died

A former New Brunswick Progressive Conservative health minister has died. 

CBC News reports that Dr. Dennis Furlong died Friday morning at the Campellton Regional Hospital at the age of 72. 

Furlong was a longtime family physician in the Dalhousie area and also served as president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. 

He was elected to the New Brunswick Legislature in 1999, which was the same year he took over the health portfolio. 

~ With files from CBC News.