Ken Starr Clinton investigator dead at 76

Starr, best known for his role leading the investigation that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton

He was born in Vernon and died in Houston of complications related to surgery, according to a statement from the family

In the 1990s he was tasked with investigating the real estate investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton

The investigation was marred with controversy. Starr, a Republican, was widely accused of political bias in the probe

After initially denying the affair, Clinton admitted to having sexual relations with Lewinsky

Starr’s final report on the scandal charged Clinton with lying to Congress and abusing his presidential powers

Clinton ordeal would not be the last time Starr would find himself in an uncomfortable spotlight

Starr was a Reagan judicial appointee and was President George H.W. Bush's solicitor general.