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US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Has Died


US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Has Died

Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott

WASHINGTON -- U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died, a senior administration official told CNN Monday evening.

Holbrooke had undergone surgery in the past three days to repair a tear in his aorta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday.

"He had a very serious medical emergency on Friday," Clinton said at a news conference in Quebec, Canada, with foreign ministers from Canada and Mexico. "He has received excellent care including many hours of surgery in the last three days. He is stable but still in very critical condition."