Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, has passed away. He was 94.

Yahoo article

USA Today


My condolences to his wife, three surviving children and family as well as the German people.

He was quite a leader and was not afraid to go against the grain at a time when Germany needed a strong leader to help get over the past and move the country forward.

For more backround on many of his accomplishments, one only need to read a few of the articles that are populating simple google searches on his name.