Henry Kissinger, a former United States secretary of state, has died.
Mr Kissinger, widely revered for his diplomatic skills that saw him transform U.S. foreign policy tactics for years, passed on Wednesday night. He was 100.
Mr Kissinger’s death was disclosed in a statement by his consulting firm, Kissinger Associates.
He served as secretary of state under President Richard Nixon, focusing largely on opening and expanding diplomatic relations with China, pulling America out of the Vietnam War, and deescalating tensions with the Soviet Union.
He also served under President Gerald Ford, during which he forward entrenched himself as the top Republican politician on foreign policy. He was also a former national security adviser.
Mr Kissinger won a Nobel Prize for striking a peace deal in Vietnam in 1973. He fled Nazi Germany to the U.S. with his Jewish parents and attended Havard University.
He was survived by his wife of about 50 years, Nancy Maginnes Kissinger, two children from his previous marriage, and grandchildren.