Warren Christopher, U.S. negotiator, dies at 85: report

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:52 PM
Warren Christopher, U.S. negotiator, dies at 85: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and negotiated for the release of American hostages in Iran, died on Saturday , CNN reported. He was 85.

CNN said Christopher died in California of complications from kidney and bladder cancer.

As the top American statesman under President Bill Clinton, Christopher was a behind-the-scenes negotiator. Often called the "stealth" secretary of state, Christopher was known for his understated, self-effacing manner.

(Reporting by John O'Callaghan; editing by Michael Roddy)