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As Salt Lake FBI chief in January 1958, Mark Felt shows off his skills with a pistol.

As Salt Lake FBI chief in January 1958, Mark Felt shows off his skills with a pistol.

‘DEEP THROAT’ DIES: Watergate’s Mark Felt Was 95 (VIDEO) (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post |  Nico Pitney   |   December 19, 2008 12:22 AM

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“Mark Felt, the man who helped bring down President Richard Nixon as the infamous ‘Deep Throat‘ for investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, died at his Santa Rosa home Thursday afternoon surrounded by family,” the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.

Felt, 95, suffered from congestive heart failure but the immediate cause of death was not known Thursday night.

“He was an important person for the history of our nation, but also such a gem and such a treasure to our family,” said his grandson, Nick Jones, who confirmed the death. “He was a great man.” […]

In 2005, more than 30 years after his whistle-blowing helped topple a presidency, Mark Felt, once a top FBI official, held a press conference on the front steps of his Santa Rosa home.

Felt, then 91, revealed that he was “Deep Throat,” the anonymous source who leaked information to Washington Post reporters about the Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1972.

Felt’s role, but not his identity, was depicted in a 1974 book titled “All the President’s Men” by Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein, and in a subsequent movie of the same name released in 1976. […]

Felt, who lived in Alexandria, Va, after his 1973 resignation from the FBI, moved to Santa Rosa in 1991, and lived there with his daughter, Joan Felt, until his death.

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