Winston Churchill's Biographer, Martin Gilbert, Dies

February 4, 2015 2:30 PM

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Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, has died following a lengthy illness. He was 78.

John Chilcot, a senior civil servant, told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that Gilbert died the previous night. Gilbert was a member of Chilcot's panel conducting an official investigation into Britain's role in the Iraq war.

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