OTTAWA, July 27 (UPI) -- Canadian parliamentary strategist Jerry Yanover, who aided Liberal Party officials during his political career, has died at the age of 62, an official says.
Paul Zed, chief of staff for Liberal Party head Michael Ignatieff, said Yanover was found dead Sunday in his apartment in Ottawa, marking an end to the life of a man revered for his knowledge of parliamentary and government policies, The Globe and Mail reported Sunday.
"He in many ways was the institution of Parliament," Zed said. "Because whether it was the strategy of the opposition or the challenges of government, he knew every move and every rule."
Yanover had been sent home after a heart procedure last week, but an exact cause of death was not given.
Yanover, who leaves no reported survivors, said in a 2007 interview he first knew he was destined for a life in politics when a Liberal Party bid in 1957 to drop the tax on a bubble gum brand failed.
"That's when I decided politics needed attention in this country," Yanover told The Globe and Mail in 2007.