Vernon Jordan, lawyer and civil rights activist who suggested Invoice Clinton, dies on the age of 85

Vernon Jordan attends the 40th Anniversary Campaign Gala on March 3, 2011 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, A Ghost Is A Terrible Thing To Be Wasted.

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Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and former close advisor to President Bill Clinton, died at the age of 85.

Jordan died Monday night, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin reported.

“Vernon E. Jordan Jr. died peacefully last night surrounded by loved ones. We appreciate the outpouring of love and affection,” Jordan’s daughter Vickee Jordan said in a statement, Sorkin said.

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