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Ken Starr, who investigated Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky affair, dies at 76

Ken Starr, the lawyer who hounded Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, has died at the age of 76, according to a statement issued by his family.

Starr was a prosecutor whose Whitewater investigation led to the impeachment of former Democratic president Clinton, in 1998. He died on Tuesday at Baylor St Luke’s medical center in Houston, of complications from surgery, the statement said.

A Reagan judicial appointee and US solicitor general under US president George HW Bush, during which he presented many arguments before the US supreme court.

Starr also served as independent counsel, president and chancellor of Baylor University and dean of the Pepperdine School of Law, the family statement said, and described their loved one as having had “a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service.”

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