Richard C. Holbrooke Richard C. Holbrooke

Richard C. Holbrooke, a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Obama administration, has died, according to The New York Times. He was 69.

Holbrooke was taken to the hospital Friday after falling ill during a meeting with Hillary Rodham Clinton. Holbrooke underwent a 21-hour surgery for a tear in his aorta and remained in critical condition until his passing Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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Holbrooke, who had worked for every Democratic president since the late '60s, was most recently a special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was also the chief architect of the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia.

He is survived by his third wife, Kati Marton, who was previously married to ABC anchorman Peter Jennings, and two sons from a previous marriage.