Holbrooke dies days after aorta tear
December 13th, 2010
07:47 PM ET

Holbrooke dies days after aorta tear

Richard C. Holbrooke, the high-octane diplomat who spearheaded the end of the Bosnian war and most recently served as the Obama administration's point man in the volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone, has died, officials said.

The 69-year-old diplomat died Monday at George Washington University Hospital. He was admitted last Friday after feeling ill. Doctors performed surgery Saturday to repair a tear in his aorta.

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  1. ***dude***

    Bah bah bah,
    Waa, waa waa

    December 14, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Patty. So you only have one comment from all the bloggs. You are a woman of berry few words, female.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. ***dude***

    What kind of berries?

    December 14, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @Dude. Patty berries.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lisababy

    Rest in Peace man of peace. my prayers go out to his family and friends who i am sure are many.

    December 14, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. retired and happy

    Satan/atheists are loud and wrong as you can see by the conditions of this world. God rules and you will find that out before you leave this earth. Mr. Holbrooke, rest in peace.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. retired and happy

    Satan/athiests are loud and wrong. Look at the conditions in this world today. God rules as we all will see. Rest in peace mr. Holbrooke.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kirsten

    @Jim Brieske – wow you really seem like a man who lives by biblical principles. What a hypocrite you are. A man of 'faith' who curses and threatens people on the Internet for not sharing his ideology. You wouldn't be a member of Westboro – would you?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Veritas

    Jesus exists, mary was a vigin, perhaps atheists envy viginity as they are born screwed. they have nothing to offer and wouldnt if they did. just evil sloths spreading the sorrow of non belief. misfits that seek out any venue to spout thier negative diatribe. see you athiests at the gates getting turned away rofl hahaha! God does have a sense of humor he made atheists lmfao!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Veritas. Hi

    December 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lisababy

    Its easy to find fault with someones religion its simple to be an atheist. simple to inhabit your empty beliefless pit of dispair. i am sorry you have nothing in the vaccuum of your ever hateful nonbelieving soul.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lisababy

    Yep,dude,meeee,kristen the misfits of science no beliefs except they dont believe so who gives a rats a&& what you 4 stooges have to say rofl at all of the empty nonbelievers. hahahaha more room in Heaven for those who believe it wouldnt be heaven if you were there anyway. lmao sooooooo empty theres nothing to you heehee yep dude meeee and kristen hahahaha youre so funny what a load of crap lol i hope you never believe hahaha

    December 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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