Gray Dies at 88

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The man whose tenure as FBI chief was marked by the Watergate break-in and the ensuing scandal that led to President Nixon's resignation has died.

L. Patrick Gray was 88.

After learning last month that his former deputy, W. Mark Felt, was the secret Watergate source known as Deep Throat, Gray told ABC's "This Week" that it was like being hit with "a tremendous sledgehammer." He says the revelation was a "total shock."

Nixon appointed Gray as acting FBI director in May 1972. He was forced to step down as acting chief in April of 1973.

Gray's son says his father died of complications from pancreatic cancer.


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