Kofi Annan, who once served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations is dead.

Mr Annan spent two terms as the head of the world diplomacy body, stepping down in 2006.

The death of the former UN Scribe was confirmed on his verified twitter handle by his family.

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It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan  Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the  United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on  Saturday 18th August after a short illness...

The late Annan was 80.

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