Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning died Friday at the age of 85, his family announced on social media.
Bunning had suffered a stroke in October, WCPO reported.
Before representing Kentucky for two decades in Congress, serving terms in the House of Representatives and the Senate, Bunning played professional baseball from 1955 to 1971. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.
Sen. Rand Paul posted his condolences on Twitter.