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17/08/1987 Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess is found dead after 40 years in jail

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The Mysterious Death of Rudolf Hess

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Grave of Hitler's deputy demolished

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Photos of Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess released

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Hitler's Henchmen - The Deputy - Rudolf Hess

Hess died in 1987 at age 93 in a summer house that had been set up in the prison garden as a reading room. He took an extension cord from one of the lamps, strung it over a window latch, and hanged himself. The death occurred by asphyxiation. A short note to his family was found in his pocket, thanking them for all that they had done.