Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, died early on Saturday morning due to an "undisclosed illness," Reuters reports. He was 80 years old.
The big picture: UN Secretary-General António Guterres said Annan "was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination." He was the first black African to lead the UN, CNN reports, and passed away "peacefully" with his family at his side.