Former CIA Agent, Whose Escaping Plan Inspired Hollywood Film “Argo”, Dies - TNBC USA

According to the information of the family, the Former CIA agent Tony Mendez , who skillfully made a way for moving out the US detainee from Iran in 1980 and became an immortal figure in the film of Hollywood named “Argo” , took his last breath as he was suffering from the complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 78.

After his death on Saturday, Mendez will have a private burial in Nevada according to his formal agent Christy Fletcher posted in the social media, publishing the statement of his family.

According to his family statement, “ The last thing he and his wife Jonna Mendez did was get their new book to the publisher and he died feeling he had completed writing the stories that he wanted to be told”.

The statement includes that  Former CIA agent Tony Mendez had been suffering from Parkinson for last 10 years. In 1979, while Iranian insurgents took hold forcibly the US embassy, few emissaries succeeded to escape using a black door and took shelter at the Canadian embassy.

CIA agent Tony Mendez was a specialist in furtive operations, plotted a confidential plan for rescuing them. He established production in Hollywood of a faux science fiction movie titled “ Argo”, visit the locations, then comes back to the United States with the detainees impersonating as the film crew.

Armed with fake Canadian passports, the six US diplomats moved out of Iran in 1980 27th January. The story became an inspiration for the film “Argo”, which won three Oscars in 2013 as an example of the best motion picture.



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