BERLIN (AP) _ Hannelore Kohl, the wife of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, has died at the family's home in the western city of Ludwigshafen, officials said Thursday. She was 68.

The Rhineland-Palatinate state interior ministry said she was found dead Thursday. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but Kohl's wife had been suffering from a serious allergy that has kept her mostly indoors for some time.