Clinton whistleblower, Linda Tripp, dead at 70

Linda Tripp - What you need to know

Linda Tripp, who famously secretly taped conversations with Monica Lewinsky on the details of her relationship with President Bill Clinton, died at age 70.

Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha. He provided no further details.

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Tuesday evening, Tripp’s daughter, Allison Tripp Foley posted on Facebook that she was terminally ill, according to the New York Post.

As news broke Wednesday that Tripp was near death, Lewinsky tweeted that she hoped for her recovery “no matter the past.”

Tripp became a White House employee under the George H.W. Bush administration working as a secretary and eventually becoming an administrative aide, according to The Washington Post. She later worked in the Pentagon and became a confidante to Lewinsky.

1998 FILE PHOTO: Linda Tripp talks to the press outside the Federal Courthouse July 29, 1998 in Washington, DC. After finishing her testimony before Kenneth Starr's grand jury, Linda Tripp, whose tape recordings of Monica Lewinsky led to an investigation of an alleged presidential affair, spoke at length publicly for the first time, saying she was an average American.
1998 FILE PHOTO: Linda Tripp talks to the press outside the Federal Courthouse July 29, 1998 in Washington, DC. After finishing her testimony before Kenneth Starr's grand jury, Linda Tripp, whose tape recordings of Monica Lewinsky led to an investigation of an alleged presidential affair, spoke at length publicly for the first time, saying she was an average American. (Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Tripp made secret tapes of conversations with Lewinsky, who told her she had had an affair with Clinton. Tripp turned almost 20 hours of tapes over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor investigating the president, prompting the investigation that led to his impeachment.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.