Richard Leakey, the world-renowned paleoanthropologist-turned-conservationist, has died at 77.
Leakey was a native Kenyan. His death was announced late Sunday by the country's president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
A cause of death was not given.
Leakey, whose famous parents, Louis and Mary Leakey, made profound contributions to the understanding of human evolution through key fossil finds of early hominids, also made important discoveries of his own in the field.