Sergei Antonov

 

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: Bulgarian suspected would-be assassin who was implicated in the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981 when he had been accused by Italy of complicity with Turkish gunman Ahmet Ali Agca who shot and wounded the Pope in Rome while working as a representative of Bulgaria's Balkan Airlines, and who was arrested in 1981 but was acquitted for lack of evidence in 1986.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: 1948

 

Died: August 1, 2007

 

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria