Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, dead at 81 (Toronto Star)

Ebullient, energy-charged, with a self-deprecating wit and shock of curly hair, Ken Taylor hardly fit the mould of a Canadian diplomat. But 81-year-old Taylor, who died Thursday, made his mark as Canada’s most celebrated and internationally-acclaimed ambassador: known as the moving force behind the daring “Canadian Caper” that saw six Americans escape from Iran during the…