MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, has died at age 80.
Annan, who was born in what is now Ghana in 1938, served as secretary-general from 1997 to 2006.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Seek Help ID's Suspect In Fatal Northside Shooting
He graduated from St. Paul’s Macalester College in 1961 with a degree in economics.READ MORE: Another Racist Video Involving Students Under Investigation At Prior Lake High School
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, which he shared with the United Nations.MORE NEWS: Minnesota DNR Looking To Buy Black Spruce Pine Cones
Officials say Annan died Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness.