Summary: British petty criminal who was part of a gang of at least 12 men that robbed the Glasgow-to-London Royal Mail Train on Aug. 8, 1963, in which the robbery netted 125 sacks of banknotes worth £2.6 million-$7.3 million at the time, or more than $50 million today and became known as "the heist of the century", who was soon caught and jailed, but his escape from a London prison and decades on the run turned him into something of a British folk hero.
Cause of Death: Complications from a series of strokes
Born: August 8, 1929
Died: December 18, 2013
Location: London, England