Madeleine Albright, 1st female Secretary of State, has died at the age of 84

According to his family, the cause of his death was cancer.

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84, according to her family.

He was nominated by President Bill Clinton as Secretary of State and held the position from 1997 to 2001.

A spokesman for the State Department, Ned Price, said in a statement that President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had been notified of his death.

“Secretary Albright … the impact this building has had is felt almost daily in almost every corridor,” Price said.

Price said Albright Blinken, his deputy Wendy Sherman, and many others were his mentors.

At the time of his death, he was a professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, chair of the Albright Capital Management, and president of the Scorpio. Chair of the Defense Policy Board and an author, “his family said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Please look back for updates.

Conner Finagan of ABC News contributed to this report.

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