Henry Kissinger, the influential U.S. diplomat central to Cold War diplomacy, has died at 100. Born in Germany, he became a U.S. citizen, rising from academia to shaping foreign policy. Known for pivotal roles in U.S.-China relations and arms control, he faced criticism as a war criminal for supporting anti-communist regimes in Latin America. Despite accolades for his strategic acumen, Kissinger's legacy is complex, marked by controversies such as the disputed Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Vietnam War. Tributes acknowledge his impact while acknowledging the shadow of war crime allegations.