Duong Van Minh


Age: 85

Vietnamese army officer and political leader who served as a military adviser to President Diem and then led the 1963 coup that ousted him (he is believed to have given the order to execute Diem), who was head of government in 1963 before going into exile, but who returned and served as president in 1975 until the North Vietnamese took over the country.

Cause of Death: After a fall

Born: February 16, 1916

Died: August 6, 2001

Pasadena, California