Isabel Allende, the daughter of the former President.
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'This affirms President Allende's dignity'

A team of international experts has concluded that the former president of Chile, Salvador Allende, killed himself during the 1973 military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.

A detailed report was released two months after Mr Allende's body was exhumed as part of an inquiry into his death.

Allende's daughter, Isabel Allende, said the findings confirmed what the family had already assumed to be true.

Allende, who was 65, died in La Moneda presidential palace on 11 September 1973 as it was being bombed by air force jets and attacked by tanks.