Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP
Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP

Legendary Africa mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, who inspired movie Wild Geese, dies aged 100

  • Mike Hoare once led a group of mercenaries disguised as a beer-drinking tourist party in the Seychelles, a coup attempt that ended in fiasco
  • His biography inspired the 1978 film ‘The Wild Geese’, featuring actor Richard Burton

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Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP
Mike Hoare, one of Africa's famous mercenaries, sitting in front of a birthday cake in 2019. Photo: AFP
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