Tripp secretly recorded conversations with Lewinski about her relationship with the president, which she then gave to the independent prosecutor.
Linda Tripp, whose secret conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, died Wednesday at age 70.
Her death was confirmed by lawyer Joseph Mourta, who did not go into detail.
In August 1994, Tripp became a public relations specialist at the Pentagon, where she worked for Lewinsky after an internship at the White House.
Presumably, they became friends, and Tripp secretly recorded conversations with Lewinsky, who told her that she had an affair with Clinton.
Tripp gave almost 20 hours of the tapes to independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr, who was investigating the president. The outcome of the investigation was his impeachment procedure.