Famous diplomat, scholar, and lawyer Warren Christopher died at age 85 from kidney and gall bladder cancer. The Hill provides a nice summary of his accomplishments:
Christopher, who worked at the State Department under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, died of complication from bladder and kidney cancer, according to report. In 1981, he helped to negotiate the release of American hostages held in Iran. As the head of Clinton's State Department, Christopher worked for peace between Israelis and Palestinians and negotiated a settlement to end the Bosnian war in 1995. After leaving the State Department, Christopher managed the Florida recount effort for Vice President Al Gore in the disputed 2000 presidential election.