Bill Richardson Cause Of Death, Biography, Age, Funeral, Net Worth, Family – Bill Richardson, officially known as William Blaine Richardson III, has reportedly died
Bill Richardson Cause Of Death
According to a statement released by Mickey Bergman, vice-president of Richardson Center for Global Engagement, Bill Richardson passed away peacefully on Friday, 1 September 2023 “in his sleep”
Bill Richardson Age
Bill Richardson died at the age of 75. He was born on November 15, 1947, and he passed away on September 1, 2023
Bill Richardson Career
He was an American politician, author, and diplomat who served as the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011.
While serving under President Bill Clinton as U.N. ambassador and energy secretary, he also won admiration for his commitment to securing the release of U.S. citizens detained around the world.
Before he was elected as governor in 2002, and later ran an unsuccessful bid as the first Latino U.S. presidential nominee, Richardson served 14 years as a congressman representing northern New Mexico.
Over the past three decades, Richardson traveled the world negotiating and securing the release of Americans imprisoned overseas in Bangladesh, North Korea, Sudan, Colombia, and Iraq, among other countries
In 2022, he traveled to Moscow to discuss the release of detained basketball star, Britney Griner, who was arrested at a Moscow airport when authorities found hash oil in her luggage.
The former U.S. diplomat, congressman, and energy secretary, Bill Richardson died at 75 on Friday, 1 September 2023 his foundation, Richardson Center for Global Engagement announced.
“Governor Richardson passed away peacefully in his sleep last night,” said Mickey Bergman, vice-president of the Richardson's foundation, which he (Richardson) founded to promote international peace and dialogue.
“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,” Bergman added. “The world has lost a champion for those held unjustly abroad.”
Before Richardson passed away, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in August 2023 in recognition of his work in saving detained Americans, most recently WNBA player Brittney Griner, who was arrested at a Moscow airport when authorities found hash oil in her luggage. Griner was released last December after having been detained for nearly 10 months.
Bill Richardson Funeral
At the time of this report, the family was planning his final funeral arrangement and the details are yet to be finalized. We will keep you updated.
Bill Richardson Net Worth
Before Bill Richardson died, he had an estimated net worth of about $10 million. He was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary in Bill Clinton administration