Ken Starr, who headed the investigation that led to the impeachment of US president Bill Clinton, died on Tuesday, his family announced.
Starr, 76, died in Houston, Texas, of complications from surgery, his family said in a statement.
A former judge and US solicitor general, Starr was best known for leading the probe that resulted in Clinton’s impeachment for lying about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 but was acquitted by the Senate the following year.
Starr served as president of Baylor University from 2010 to 2016.
In January 2020, Starr joined the legal team defending Republican president Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial before the Senate.