Kenneth Starr, independent counsel behind Bill Clinton’s impeachment, dies at 76, NBC News reports

Starr was best known for his work in the 1990s as an independent counsel assigned to investigate the investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton in a land deal known that became known as the Whitewater scandal.

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr answers questions during a discussion held at the American Enterprise Institute September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Starr spoke on the topic of "Special Counsels and the Presidency: A Conversation with Ken Starr on the Role of the Constitution and the Ongoing Mueller Investigation." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Win McNamee, 2018 Getty Images)

Kenneth Starr, whose investigation as independent counsel led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, has died, his former employer, Baylor University, said Tuesday. He was 76.

Starr died at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston of complications from surgery, the school said in its announcement.

Starr ended his legal and scholarly career as president and chancellor of the private university in 2016 after serving in that role for six years.

Before his time at the school in Waco, Texas, Starr held a number of teaching positions while working as a law firm partner.

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