(Bonne Terre) An inmate has died at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre.

The department of corrections says that Ricky Gaddy was a 69 year old white male serving a sentence of life without parole for second degree murder and armed criminal action out of Boone County.

He had been in the prison system since June of 2011.

Officials say he died of apparent natural causes.