Death of John Gotti

October 27, 1940 - June 10, 2002
Springfield, Missouri | Age 61

Flamboyant Mafia boss dies in U.S. prison
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Gotti, the swaggering "Dapper Don" boss of the Gambino crime family who was sentenced to life in prison in 1992 on murder charges after years of evading the law, died at a prison hospital on Monday, law enforcement sources in New York said. He was 61.

The law enforcement sources said Gotti died from complications of neck and throat cancer at a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Gotti raised a mobster's life to celebrity level,...

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