Former President Bill Clinton has postponed a planned Los Angeles fundraiser on Thursday for wife Hillary Clinton’s campaign after the death of Sandy Berger, his longtime friend and national security adviser.
Clinton had been scheduled to attend an event at the Hancock Park home of Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley as part of a western states fundraising swing. Tickets were priced at $500-per-person. The event was to be the former president’s first Los Angeles fund-raising appearance for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
A campaign source said that the event will be rescheduled. An email from the campaign indicated that a new date would be announced soon.
Berger died on Wednesday after being treated for cancer for some time.
Clinton issued a statement on Berger’s death earlier on Wednesday, calling him a “terrific public servant and a world class human being.”
He said Berger “was a trusted advisor to my campaign for President and an essential member of our national security team afterward. Nobody was more knowledgeable about policy or smarter about how to formulate it. He was great both in analyzing a situation and figuring out what to do about it. His gifts proved invaluable time and time again, in Latin America, the Balkans, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.”