Former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100. This is reported on the politician's website.
He died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut; the cause of his death was not specified.
Henry Kissinger headed the US State Department from 1973-1977 and served as US National Security Advisor from 1969-1974.
Kissinger was the initiator and executor of the policy of détente between the United States and the Soviet Union, and also organized the beginning of US relations with China.
In 1973, Kissinger negotiated the Paris Peace Agreement, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize.