Henning Christophersen


Age: 77

former vice president of the European Union's executive commission who was in charge of budget, economic, and financial affairs between 1985 to 1995, who headed Denmark's ruling Liberal Party for years years until 1984 when prime minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen joined the party that he now leads, and who was the country's foreign and finance minister from 1979 to 1982.

Cause of Death: Brief illness

Born: November 8, 1939

Died: December 31, 2016

Brussels, Belgium