Georgi Markov killed
Markov covered life in Bulgarian intellectual circles for RFE/RL. He was well-known in his native Bulgaria for his “My Talks with Todor Zhivkov” series, based on personal knowledge of the former Communist leader. Markov, 49, died in London in September 1978 after being stabbed in the leg with an umbrella containing the lethal poison ricin. He had a wife and daughter at the time of his death.