This is news that just broke a little while ago: Mark Felt, the number 2 FBI official during the Watergate scandal, also known as the informant “Deep Throat” died on Thursday at 12:45 P.M. at a hospice facility near his home, according to his daughter Joan. Joan told reporters that he “was fine this morning [and was] joking with his caregiver.” He then ate breakfast and took a nap, saying he was tired. He then died in his sleep. “He slipped away,” she said.
Felt was 95.
In 2005, Felt revealed that he had been “Deep Throat,” the one who had given Bob Woodward of The Washington Post leads in the Watergate affair in the early 1970s, when Woodward and his partner, Carl Bernstein were covering the scandal. The revelation came as a shock to even Woodward and Bernstein, since they had promised not to reveal his identity until after his death.
My thoughts and prayers will be with his family. May he rest in peace. He was a good man.