The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate died this week at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Authorities say 76-year-old Nathan F. Kimmel died Tuesday at the Regional Medical Facility.

Kimmel was committed from Washoe County on May 18, 1977, and was serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for first degree murder and attempted murder. 

An autopsy is being scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Family members were notified.