Nicolo Rizzuto

 

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: alleged crime boss and patriarch of the Sicilian faction of the Italian Mafia in Montreal, Canada that later pushed out the Calabrian Cotroni family who had ties to organized crime in Canada, the United States, Venezuela and Italy as an associate of the Cotroni crime family that controlled much of Montreal's drug trade in the 1970's while answering to the Bonanno crime family of New York, in which the Rizzuto organization subsequently took over Montreal as the city's pre-eminent Mafia crew after a turf war between the Montreal family's Sicilian and Calabrian factions throughout the 1980's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting

 

Born: February 18, 1924

 

Died: November 10, 2010

 

Location: Montreal, Canada