Death of Nguyen Cao Ky

September 8, 1930 - July 23, 2011
Kuala Lumpur | Age 80

Former South Vietnam leader dies at 80
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DAISY NGUYEN, The Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 80.

Ky died at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he was being treated for a respiratory complication, his nephew in Southern California told The Associated Press.

"He was in good health, but in the last couple of weeks he had been weak," Peter Phan...

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