Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, passed away at the age of 100.

He played a significant role in shaping the United States' Cold War history.

Kissinger served under two US presidents and left a lasting impact on US foreign policy.

He passed away at his home in Connecticut, as announced by Kissinger Associates Inc.

Even at 100, Kissinger remained active, attending White House meetings and publishing a book on leadership.

In July, he made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Kissinger served as Secretary of State in the 1970s, working on global events and diplomatic relations.

He faced criticism for supporting anti-communist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America.

The 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, shared with North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho, was controversial and led to resignations from the Nobel committee.