William Pfaff, an international affairs columnist and outspoken critic of the foreign policies of the U.S. and other nations, has died in a Parisian hospital on April 30 at the age of 86. The cause of death was a heart attack, following a fall.
A former member of the AAPA, Mr. Pfaff moved to Paris in 1971 and wrote a syndicated column that appeared for more than 25 years in the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times). He was well liked and respected among the Anglo-American journalistic community in Paris for his commentaries on American foreign policy.
He was writing right up until his fall a week ago; his last piece, on the potential implications of the U.K. leaving the European Union, was published on April 22.

-David Pearson


Link to the obituary published in the New York Times on May 1, 2015: