This is a sad day.
The former British Foreign Minister and Leader of the House of Commons Robin Cook collapsed today while hill walking (hiking) in North Scotland. He was pronounced dead upon reaching Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Robin Cook had an amazing career in British politics but is especially known for resigning his key leadership position in the British Labo(u)r government in March 2003 to protest against the war in Iraq.
Read Robin Cook's BBC obituary: Former Minister Robin Cook Dies
Read more of Robin Cook's resignation speech (March 2003)