Henry Kissinger, a diplomatic powerhouse whose rales as national security advisor and secretary of state under two presidents marked an indelible effect on U.S. foreign policy and earned him controversial Nobel Peace Prize, passed away at the age of 100.
He died at his home in Connecticut, according to a statement from his geopolitical consulting firm, Kissinger Associates Inc. The statement did not mention the cause of death.
As per the reports, the late diplomat will be interred at a private family service, to be followed at a later date by a public memorial service in New York City.
Kissinger had been active past his centenary as he attended meetings in the White House, published a book on leadership styles, and also testified before a Senate committee about the nuclear posed by North Korea. In July 2023, he made a surprise visit to China to meeting President Xi Jinping.
During the events of Cold War in 1970s, he had a hand in many of the epoch-changing global events of the decade while serving as national security advisor and state secretary under Republican president Richard Nixon.