Ken Taylor


Age: 81

Canadian diplomat serving as Canada's former ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis after he kept the Americans hidden at his home and at the home of his deputy John Sheardown in Tehran for three months, who facilitated their escape by arranging plane tickets and persuading the Ottawa government to issue fake passports.

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Born: May 10, 1934

Died: October 15, 2015

New York City, New York