First female US secretary of state Madeleine Albright dies from cancer at age 84

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Madeleine Albright cause of death

Madeleine Albright, the first female US secretary of state, died at the age of 84. Albright, a long-serving foreign policy figure, was appointed Secretary of State by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Albright was acclaimed as a “champion of democracy” for her role in attempts to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

Madeleine Albright cause of death

What is Madeleine Albright’s cause of death? Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, said she died of cancer on March 24. Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelova in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1937, the son of a Czechoslovak ambassador who was driven into exile after his country was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1939.

Her family applied for political asylum in the United States in 1948, claiming that they were unable to return home as opponents of their country’s communist rule. In 1957, she became a US citizen.

“The impact that she has had on this building is felt every single day,” said Ned Price.

“She was a trailblazer as the first female secretary of state, and quite literally opened doors for a large element of our workforce.”

 Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, hailed Albright saying she “was a force for freedom” and an “outspoken champion of Nato”.

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