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DIED. RICHARD HELMS, 89, steely spy and former CIA director who vigilantly guarded some of the cold war's darkest secrets before being fired by Richard Nixon for refusing to embroil the agency in a Watergate cover-up; in Washington, D.C. Helms played a critical role in plotting the assassination attempts on foreign leaders (including Cuba's Fidel Castro) and overthrowing Marxist Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1971. Tall and dashingly good-looking, Helms mastered the art of spy craft at the wartime Office of Strategic Services before it became the CIA.

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