Celebrity Deaths in Crime

  • Soren Kam, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Soren Kam

    The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Soren Kam, a former SS officer wanted for war crimes in his native Denmark, has died in Germany. He was 93.The Simon Wiesenthal Center counted Kam among its top targets for the killing of an anti-Nazi newspaper editor in Copenhagen in 1943.The center's top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Kam had been "totally unrepentant" for...

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  • Thomas Clyde Bowling (2015)

    Thomas Clyde Bowling

    The Associated PressLAGRANGE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky death row inmate involved in a lawsuit against the state over how executions are carried out has died.A statement from the Kentucky Department of Corrections says Thomas Clyde Bowling died Saturday due to "complications stemming from cancer." He was 62.Bowling was convicted of fatally shooting Eddie and Tina Earley and injuring their 2-year...

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  • Stig Bergling (2015)

    Stig  Bergling

    By KARL RITTER, The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and brazenly escaped while serving a life sentence for espionage, has died. He was 77.Bergling's death was first reported Thursday by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The Swedish tax authority, which records deaths, confirmed he died on...

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  • "Mad" Frankie Fraser, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    "Mad" Frankie Fraser

    By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90. Eddie Richardson, sometime boss of a crime family with which Fraser was associated, confirmed he died Wednesday. Fraser had been in a hospital for an operation on his leg. "He's had a long...

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  • John A. Walker, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    John A. Walker

    MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday.Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke...

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