Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: middleweight boxer and star prizefighter whose career was cut short in 1966 by a murder conviction in New Jersey and who became an international cause célèbre while imprisoned for 19 years before the charges against him were dismissed, but whose life was also the subject of the 1999 movie The Hurricane, in which he was played by Denzel Washington who was nominated for an Oscar for the performance.

 

 

Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

 

Born: May 6, 1937

 

Died: April 20, 2014

 

Location: Toronto, Canada