Death of Tony Mendez

November 15, 1940 - January 19, 2019
| Age 78

Ex-CIA spy inspired the movie "Argo"
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Tony Mendez (1940 – 2019) was the ex-CIA agent who led the daring rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980. His story was immortalized in the 2012 movie "Argo," in which he was portrayed by Ben Affleck. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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