William Lee Brent


Age: 75

member of the Black Panther Party who hijacked a TWA passenger jet to Communist Cuba on June 17, 1969 and spent 37 years in exile after he said in a 1996 interview with the Associated Press that he missed the U.S. and the American black community but was unwilling to return home to face certain life imprisonment for aircraft piracy and kidnapping and had resigned himself to never seeing his country again.

Cause of Death: Bronchial pneumonia

Born: 1931

Died: November 4, 2006

Havana, Cuba