17/08/1987 Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess is found dead after 40 years in jail
The Mysterious Death of Rudolf Hess
Grave of Hitler's deputy demolished
Photos of Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess released
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.