Death of Augusto Pinochet

November 25, 1915 - December 10, 2006
SANTIAGO | Age 91

Long-time strongman in Chile, dies at 91
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Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew Chile's democratically elected Marxist president in a bloody coup and ruled this Andean nation for 17 years, died Sunday at age 91, dashing hopes of victims of his regime's abuses that he would be brought to justice.

Pinochet was hospitalized with a heart attack on Dec. 3 and underwent an angioplasty to improve blood flow. His death was announced by the Santiago Military Hospital. Doctors said relatives were by his side.

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