Richard Holbrooke, noted diplomat, passes away
December 13th, 2010
07:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Richard Holbrooke, noted diplomat, passes away

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Richard C. Holbrooke, the high-octane diplomat who spearheaded the end of the Bosnian war and most recently served as the Obama administration's point man in the volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone, has died, officials said.

The 69-year-old diplomat died Monday at George Washington University Hospital. He was admitted last Friday after feeling ill. Doctors performed surgery Saturday to repair a tear in his aorta.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    This is tragic! Thank you for your service, Mr. Holbrooke. My sincerest condolences to family and friends.

    December 13, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. coloradoDem

    A good man. May he be at peace.:(

    December 13, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. bob

    Sorry to hear this. He was instrumental in several areas of the middle east in getting treaties accepted.

    December 13, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. Jayden,FL

    Rest In Peace Mr Holbrooke. May your soul be the high octane diplomat up in the heavens

    December 13, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. vanessa

    So sad 2 hear of his passing! may he rest in peace& bring his loved ones comfort in knowing he was a well & loved person!

    December 14, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  6. Darryl

    my condolences to family and friends.thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

    December 14, 2010 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Talk about giving your life to public service quietly. RIP

    December 14, 2010 06:22 am at 6:22 am |