Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor and diplomat, dies at 75


Bill Richardson, former U.S. Diplomat, speaks with reporters in New York after a 2021 news conference.

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Former U.S. Diplomat Bill Richardson speaks with reporters following a press conference in New York, 2021.

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He was 75. He was 75.

Richardson died in his sleep at his home in Chatham, Mass., the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, a foundation started by the former governor, confirmed on Saturday.

“He lived his entire life in the service of others – including both his time in government and his subsequent career helping to free people held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad,” Mickey Bergman, vice president of the Richardson Center, said in a statement. “The world lost a champion who stood up for those wrongfully detained abroad, and I lost a friend and mentor.” “

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