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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies CNN. She turned 84 years old.

In a statement on Twitter, her family wrote that Albright passed away earlier Wednesday. “The cause was cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends.”

Madeleine Albright was the first US Secretary of State and held the position from 1997 to 2001 under then-President Bill Clinton.

Condolences poured in on Wednesday evening. “There will be a special place in heaven for Madeleine Albright,” Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson tweeted.

Spouses Hillary and Bill Clinton wrote warmly about Madeleine Albright. Bill Clinton described her as “one of the best secretaries of state, an extraordinary ambassador for the United Nations, an accomplished professor and an extraordinary man.”

Hillary Clinton personally tweeted about her friendship with Albright and all the good advice she’s given over the years. “Many people around the world are living and living better lives thanks to her efforts,” Hillary Clinton wrote.

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