Ken Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel and an appeals judge, has died at age 76. Starr died Tuesday from surgery complications at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

His wife, Alice Starr, told the New York Times that Starr had been hospitalized for 17 weeks, but she did not disclose the illness.

Starr was appointed in 1994 to investigate an investment in the Whitewater Development Corp. that involved then-President Bill Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Clinton.

Starr argued 36 cases before the Supreme Court, including 25 during his time as solicitor general, his family said.

We are deeply saddened with the loss of our dear and loving father and grandfather, whom we admired for his prodigious work ethic, but who always put his family first,” Starr’s son, Randall Starr, said in the family’s statement.

Starr later served as the dean of Pepperdine University’s law school between 2004 and 2010 before becoming president of Baylor University.

Starr later found a welcoming home on Fox News as a contributor, making regular appearances on the cable giant.

Starr later served as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump in Trump’s first Senate impeachment trial in 2020.