Manuel Contreras


Age: 86

Summary: Chilean military officer and former chief of Chile's spy agency responsible for the kidnapping and torture of thousands during the Pinochet military dictatorship as the 1973 military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet ousted the Socialist government of President Salvadore Allende, but who formed and commanded the DINA spy agency soon after and later became the second-most powerful and feared figure of the regime after Pinochet himself.

Cause of Death: Multiple organ failure

Born: May 4, 1929

Died: August, 7, 2015

Santiago, Chile