MORRISTOWN - The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.

A spokeswoman for the former Republican governor says he died Thursday at Morristown Medical Center.

Spokeswoman Heather Grizzle says John Whitman suffered a catastrophic brain injury in mid-June.

John Whitman was an investment banker who served as New Jersey's first-ever first gentleman.

The former governor says he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and the family is heartbroken at his loss.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.