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Chuck Colson, Nixon 'Hatchet Man' Turned Preacher, Dead at 80


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April 21, 2012


huck Colson, a self-described "hatchet man" for the Nixon administration, who served seven months in prison for Watergate-related crimes before starting a Christian prison ministry, has died. He was 80 years old.


Colson died Saturday afternoon from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage at the Fairfax Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, according to his website. His wife, Patty, and other family members were with Colson when he died.


On March 31, 2012 Colson received emergency surgery for a blood clot on his brain after becoming sick at a speaking engagement the day before. Colson had been in critical condition since the surgery, and was kept in intensive care.




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