Fidel Castro survived no fewer than 634 attempts on his life, according to his former secret service chief.
Whether that figure is accurate or not, Cuba's iconic dictator provided an almost-mythical adversary for what became an obsessive, error-prone assassination campaign by the CIA.
The agency's attempts to kill Castro ranged from the calamitous to the comical. Many of them were detailed by the Church Committee, a special Senate subcommittee headed by Decomcratic Sen. Frank Church in 1975.
Following Castro's death Saturday, here are seven of the most remarkable.
See the list of bizarre assassination attempts: