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Pierre Laporte

Canadian politician

Died when: 49 years 234 days (595 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Pierre Laporte

Pierre Laporte (25 February 1921 – 17 October 1970) was a Canadian lawyer, journalist and politician.He was deputy premier of the province of Quebec when he was kidnapped by members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) during the October Crisis.

He was eventually killed by strangling during a fight with some of the kidnappers, who were trying to evacuate him to the hospital after he was severly injured as the result of a failed escape attempt.

Laporte's body was later found in the trunk of Paul Rose's car (Rose having been one of the kidnappers).


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