Former State Labor minister and Opposition leader Ken Wriedt has died.
Mr Wriedt began his parliamentary career in the Senate in 1967 and served as a minister in both the state and federal parliaments.
He was federal Agriculture and Minerals and Energy ministers and served as the leader of the Australian Labor Party in the senate.
Premier David Bartlett paid tribute to Mr Wriedt, who passed away Sunday night, praising his knowledge and authority across several areas.
"Ken Wriedt was held in high regard by members on all sides of politics. He will be remembered as a principled leader and strong reformer," Mr Bartlett said.
Mr Wriedt was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as the member for Franklin in 1982, was Opposition Leader from 1982 to 1986, and a minister from 1989 to 1990 before resigning from Parliament.
Mr Wriedt is survived by his two daughters, including former MP Paula Wriedt, and four grandchildren.