Ken Starr, independent counsel who pursued Clinton, dies
Starr died of complications from surgery, according to a statement from his family.
Starr rejected accusations that his pursuit of Clinton was politically motivated.
Starr is survived by his wife, Alice, whom he married in 1970, and three children.
Long legal career
Born in Vernon, Texas, on July 21, 1946, Starr attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and transferred to George Washington University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1968. He graduated from Brown University with a master’s degree in political science in 1969 and received a law degree from Duke University Law School in 1973. After law school, Starr clerked for Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger before working for the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.
This story has been updated with additional details Tuesday.
CNN’s Brian Rokus contributed to this report.