UPDATED 4:23 PM PT – Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Former US Solicitor General Ken Starr has passed away at the age of 76.
Kenneth W. Starr, 1946-2022
(President, Baylor University, 2010-16) pic.twitter.com/BPWrxxu2O2
— Baylor University (@Baylor) September 13, 2022
On Tuesday, Baylor University officials announced Starr’s passing at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Officials noted that Starr had died from complications which ensued during surgery.
Starr garnered national attention during the trials of Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990’s. The former US solicitor general’s Whitewater investigation uncovered then-President Bill Clinton’s affair, which led to Clinton’s impeachment for lying under oath. More recently, Starr served as a member of 45th President Donald J. Trump’s defense team during his impeachment trials. Starr served as the President of Baylor University until his retirement in 2016. He is survived by his wife Alice and three children.