G. Gordon Liddy Dies At 90


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By Stefan J. Bos. Chief International Correspondent Worthy

(Worthy News) – G. Gordon Liddy, who orchestrated the 1972 Watergate break-in that led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, has died. He passed away Tuesday at his daughter’s American home in Fairfax County, Va., at the age of 90.

One of Liddy’s sons, Thomas Liddy, confirmed his death to The Post newspaper. It was not immediately known how Liddy died, but his son said it was not -related.

The former burglar, who helped trigger one of the gravest constitutional crises in American history, was a man with many roles and professions.

He was a “theatrical personality whose event-filled career included more twists and turns than a fictional potboiler,” observed The Washington Post, which uncovered the Watergate scandal. “Mr. Liddy was at various times an agent, jailbird, radio talk-show host, best-selling author, candidate for , actor and promoter of investments.”

However, the role for which he is best remembered was in the plot to bug the headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington D.C. in June 1972.

The scandal surrounding the break-in and subsequent cover-up led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.

Liddy spent nearly 4 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy, burglary, and refusing to testify to a committee. As one of the masterminds of the Watergate break-in, he was initially sentenced to 20-years. But in 1977, President Jimmy Carter commuted his sentence.

Before getting involved with politics, Liddy joined the FBI in 1957 after receiving a law degree from Fordham University.

He left the federal agency in 1962, where he then practiced law, was a prosecutor in Poughkeepsie, and ran a failed bid for Congress, according to the Washington Post.

After getting out of prison, Liddy ventured onto the small screen, with acting roles in “Miami Vice,” and “18 Wheels of Justice.” His acting career was followed by his time as a nationally syndicated radio talk show host on the “G. Gordon Liddy Show.”

His wife, Frances Purcell, whom he married in 1957, died in 2010, The Washington Post reported. He leaves behind five children and a sister.

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