19 Mar 2011

Former US Secretary of State dies

10:00 pm on 19 March 2011

A former United States Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and negotiated for the release of American hostages in Iran, has died.

CNN reports that Mr Christopher, who was 85, died in California of complications from kidney and bladder cancer.

As the top American statesman under President Bill Clinton, Mr Christopher was known for his understated, self-effacing manner.