WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Starr, known for leading the prosecution against former President Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky case in 1998, has died at the age of 76, a his family announced in a statement on Tuesday.
Kenneth Starr died Tuesday at a hospital in Houston, Texas, from complications following surgery.
He had achieved worldwide notoriety when he was assigned to investigate, as a special prosecutor, the affair between Bill Clinton, then President of the United States, and Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.
This investigation had led to an impeachment procedure against Bill Clinton.
Kenneth Starr has repeatedly said that no one, not even a President of the United States, is above the law.
(Report Kanishka Singh; French version Camille Raynaud)