BREAKING: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, a family source has confirmed to TV3.
The Ghanaian diplomat reportedly died at the hospital in Switzerland, Saturday morning.

He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. He was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations (UN) staff to serve as the Secretary-General.

Kofi Atta Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

The cause of death has not been made public but Mr. Annan has not been well for some time now.

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