Ronnie Biggs

 

 

 

Age: 84

 

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