James "Whitey" Bulger

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: notorious gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men and was the model for Jack Nicholson's ruthless crime boss in the 2006 Martin Scorsese film The Departed, who led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling, and drug rackets and also was an FBI informant who ratted on the New England mob (his gang's main rival) in an era when bringing down the Mafia was a top national priority for the FBI, whose rap sheet started as a juvenile as he spent three years in Alcatraz, the infamous island prison off San Francisco, then fled Boston in late 1994 and became one of FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" criminals with a $2 million reward on his head, but who was captured at age 81 in Santa Monica, Calif. after more than 16 years on the run and was convicted in 2013, who was sentenced nearly five years ago to two consecutive life sentences plus five years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Beaten to death

 

Born: September 3, 1929

 

Died: October 30, 2018

 

Location: Bruceton Mills, West Virginia