Hortensia Bussi


Age: 94

widow of former Chilean president Salvador Allende (d. 1973) who helped to lead oppisition to the military dictatorship that ousted her Socialist husband in a bloody coup after he was elected president in 1970 and was toppled three years later in a military uprising led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, but he killed himself while under air and ground attack at the presidential palace rather than surrender.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: July 22, 1914

Died: June 18, 2009

Santiago, Chile