He famously resigned from Blair’s cabinet in opposition to the Iraq war. CNN reports that he collapsed and died while walking. BBC News says he was 59 years old.


Don’t miss Suskind’s front-page tribute to Robin Cook at our partner EuroTrib: “UK’s Strongest Voice Against The War — Robin Cook Dead at 59.” Suskind includes a photo and direct quotes from Cook’s famous speech that begins, “I have chosen to address the House first on why I cannot support a war without international agreement or domestic support.”

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