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James Richard Cross
29 September 1921
|Died||6 January 2021
Seaford, England, UK
|Known for||Kidnapped during October Crisis|
James Richard "Jasper" Cross, CMG (29 September 1921 – 6 January 2021) was a British former diplomat in Canada. He was kidnapped by Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) militants during the October Crisis of October 1970.
On 5 October 1970, Cross was abducted at gunpoint from his British diplomatic residence at 1297 Redpath Crescent, in the Golden Square Mile district of Montreal, and held as a hostage for two months as the FLQ made a series of demands to the Quebec government. He was released on December 3 in exchange for safe passage for his abductors to Cuba.
Cross died on 6 January 2021 from COVID-19. He was 99.
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