Texas billionaire Ross Perot is dead at 89

July 9 (Reuters) - Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot died at age 89 on Tuesday, his family said.

"Ross Perot, the ground-breaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away early Tuesday at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his devoted family," the Perot family said in a statement. (Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; editing by Jonathan Oatis)