The former Secretary of State, known for his influence during Nixon and Ford's presidencies, died at 100.
Kissinger wielded significant global influence but faced both criticism and received the Nobel Peace Prize.
He played a pivotal role during the turmoil of Watergate, assuming a significant role in Nixon's administration.
Kissinger's efforts ranged from Middle East peace to improving relations with China and the Soviet Union.
His initiatives shaped crucial foreign policy events like the Vietnam War's conclusion.
Despite post-governmental activities, criticisms persisted regarding his policies in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Kissinger was known for pragmatic diplomacy but faced criticism for actions like wiretapping and interventions in Cambodia.
Despite a reputation as a ladies' man, Kissinger had a genuine love interest in Nancy Maginnes, whom he married in 1974.
Even in later years, Kissinger defended his decisions regarding the Vietnam War's duration and peace terms.
Kissinger's death sparked tributes from prominent figures, acknowledging his distinctive voice in foreign affairs.