Mystery death of Chilean president Allende resolved
Allende and Pinochet in Chile | The 20th century | World history | Khan Academy
New report claims Chile's Allende was killed
In September 1973, Salvador Allende, President of Chile, died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds during a coup d'état led by the Chilean Army Commander-in-Chief Augusto Pinochet. After decades of suspicions that Allende might have been assassinated by the Chilean Armed Forces, a Chilean court in 2011 authorized the exhumation and autopsy of Allende's remains.