Joseph LaMotta

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: prominent chef and troubled son of former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta who had began boxing like his father as he competed in several Golden Gloves competitions on the amateur boxing circuit before he spent less than five years in prison after being convicted of trafficking cocaine and later became president of LaMotta Foods, Inc., where he had recently promoted his latest product called Lamotta Tomatta Sauce.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in the Swissair Flight 111 airplane accident

 

Born: October 11, 1948

 

Died: September 2, 1998

 

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada