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    Canada diplomat who helped Americans in Tehran hostage...

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    by euronews (in English)

    A former Canadian diplomat who risked his life sheltering American's during the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis has died.

    John Sheardown, 88, passed away in Ottawa hospital on Sunday night.

    Before he died, the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, declared a "John Sheardown Day".