Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is dead. Mr. Kofi Annan is reported to have died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland. He was 80 years old. Kofi Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. He was founder and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Advertisements Continue reading Former UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan Confirmed Dead.