SARASOTA, Fla. -

Sarasota police say the husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead of an apparent suicide at the couple's home.

Police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said Tuesday that Harris' husband, 68-year-old Anders Ebbeson, committed suicide.

Officers were called to the home between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

During a news conference at the police station, Pastor William Hild of Sarasota First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson had taken his own life.

Ebbeson was a Swedish businessman. Hild, the family's pastor, says Ebbeson suffered from health issues in recent years.

Harris and Ebbeson were married in 1996.