El Dia reported Blanco died about 3:30 a.m. at his residence. The Dominican newspaper said he had undergone multiple brain operations after suffering a head injury in a fall at his home Nov. 20.
Blanco, a leader in the Social Democratic Party, served as president from 1982-86.
El Nuevo Diario said Blanco's body will lie in state at the Palace and Congress Monday with his burial set for Tuesday.
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