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Monday, December 13, 2010 - 4:25pm

Richard Holbrooke, Diplomat And Afghan Envoy, Has Died

Updated: 4 years ago.

"Richard Holbrooke, an American diplomat who covered many of the globe's trouble spots in a career spanning nearly half a century, died Monday," NPR's Jackie Northam reports. She adds that "the U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan suffered a tear in his aorta and collapsed on Friday while at the State Department. He had been hospitalized since. He was 69."

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