BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections said an Ontario inmate has died.

CBS2 reports sixty-nine year old Joseph Edward Tavares was serving a life sentence for aggravated murder when he died Tuesday afternoon.

Tavares started serving his sentence in 1996. He passed away in the infirmary while on hospice.

“DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 individuals who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state,” the ODOC said. “While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.”