Former United States Attorney Ken Starr died on September 13, 2022 at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, according to his family’s announcement. Starr, the prosecutor under the criminal investigation that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in 1998, has died at the age of 76 from complications following surgery. According to PR News Wire, Starr will be laid to rest at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. He is survived by his wife Alice and three children. According to the BBC, one of Ken’s children, Randall, issued a statement saying:
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our wonderful, loving father and grandfather, whom we admire for his tireless work ethic but always putting family first.”
His former colleague Mark Lanier told Politico he was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital for about four months.
Pray for the soul of Ken Starr, who passed away at the age of 76. God have mercy on him. pic.twitter.com/UjtPDfnvkV
— Saint Molly McGee (@CatholicMcGee) September 13, 2022
Ken Starr is the man behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Ken Starr was born in Vernon, Texas on July 21, 1946. He attended Harding College before transferring to George Washington University. He also attended Brown University and Duke University, where he earned a law degree. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Starr’s net worth at the time of his death was $3 million. In 1994, Starr was hired by the United States Department of Justice to investigate a 1980s land investment scheme called Whitewater involving Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Starr’s investigation spanned five years, during which he investigated a series of fraudulent property transactions involving one of Clinton’s associates, investigated the deletion of documents from Vincent Foster’s office after he We committed suicide, and most importantly discovered evidence that Bill Clinton had sex with an ex. White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Ken Starr presented a report to the United States House of Representatives after revealing his affair, alleging that Bill Clinton lied under oath and violated the president’s constitutional duty to enforce the law. In 1998, the US House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton.
Ken Starr admitted in an interview with CBS in 2018 that he felt terrible at the pain some individuals went through when Clinton’s romance with Monica Lewinsky became public. He said “it has to be done” and refused to apologize to her for the fall. Monica Lewinsky took to Twitter after learning of Starr’s death to express her feelings.
“My thoughts on Ken Starr are mixed feelings, many will understand… But more importantly, I guess it’s a heartbreaking loss for those who loved him.”
Starr has been selected to represent former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial in 2020. According to Politico, Starr gave a remarkable speech during the trial in which he said:
“I believe we are living in a ‘recall era,'” the author said.
Also, he said that ‘impeaching the president is hell’.
Starr was forced to retire as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 2016 when it was revealed that the university had failed to properly handle sexual assault allegations against the team. his ball. On the other hand, Starr continued to practice law after being expelled from the university. He has taught constitutional law, published many books, and worked as a legal expert for Fox News.