For­mer Sec­re­tary Of State Hen­ry Kissinger Dead At 100

Former Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger Dead At 100

For­mer U.S. diplo­mat Hen­ry Kissinger died at the age of 100 at his home in Con­necti­cut on Wednes­day, his con­sult­ing firm announced with­out pro­vid­ing cause.
Across a cen­tu­ry of life, Kissinger made his way up to the upper ech­e­lons of Amer­i­can states­man­ship, serv­ing as nation­al secu­ri­ty advis­er and sec­re­tary of state dur­ing the 1970s under Pres­i­dents Richard Nixon and Ger­ald Ford.
Both a laud­ed and con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure, Kissinger’s work impact­ed the Unit­ed States’ rela­tion­ship with for­eign pow­ers, includ­ing the Sovi­et Union and Chi­na. Kissinger shared a 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for help­ing to nego­ti­ate a cease­fire in Viet­nam, even though the Viet­nam War con­tin­ued for a cou­ple years after U.S. troo …