Former Carter Press Secretary Jody Powell Dead at 65

Monday, Sep 14, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM PDT
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Former Carter Press Secretary Jody Powell Dead at 65

Former Carter press secretary Jody Powell is dead at 65.

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Jody Powell, the former press secretary and trusted adviser of President Jimmy Carter, died of a heart attack Monday at the age of 65.

Powell, one of Carter's close friends and long-time Cabinet members, was discovered dead after chopping firewood at his home near Cambridge on Maryland's eastern shore, friend Jack Nelson said.

Powell joined Carter's campaign in 1976 and was chief White House spokesman between 1977 and 1981.

He was known for his famous voice, working as a voice-over artist for documentaries including some by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

Read more: The Associated Press

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