Long time US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died after a failed surgery.
Richard Holbrooke was president Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan
The career diplomat had been in hospital in a critical condition after a surgery to repair an torn aorta
He was pronounced dead today after medics failed to revive him.
The 69-year-old veteran U.S. diplomat died of complications, which were likely after the surgery at George Washington University hospital.
He is credited for brokering the 1995 accord that ended the Balkans war.
He was president Obama point man in US-Afghanistan war that has seen about 477 American soldiers die.
The diplomat fell ill at the State Department on Friday and was rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with a major aorta injury.