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    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76

    Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a professional boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison in New Jersey after being wrongfully convicted of a 1966 triple murder, became an international figure after his release as an advocate for others jailed for crimes they did not commit.

    Mr. Carter, a cause célèbre in the 1970s whose plight was dramatized in an eight-and-a-half-minute song by Bob Dylan and later in a 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington, died on Sunday in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle18071079/

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    His long-time friend John Artis, who was also wrongly convicted with Mr. Carter for the same crime in 1966, confirmed the death in an e-mail to The Globe. Mr. Artis had been caring for Mr. Carter over the past three years as his condition worsened.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle18071079/

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    I always thought he did it so no great mourning here.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by matou View Post
    Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a professional boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison in New Jersey after being wrongfully convicted of a 1966 triple murder, became an international figure after his release as an advocate for others jailed for crimes they did not commit.

    Mr. Carter, a cause célèbre in the 1970s whose plight was dramatized in an eight-and-a-half-minute song by Bob Dylan and later in a 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington, died on Sunday in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle18071079/
    BOB Dylan - Rubin Hurricane Carter - YouTube

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    Very sad, only recently watched the film based on his life.



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