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Boxer Hurricane Carter

Dies at Age 76

4/20/2014 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420-rubin-hurricane-carter-getty-02Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter -- whose wrongful murder conviction in the '60s became an international symbol for racial injustice -- has died.

Carter died in his sleep Sunday at his home in Toronto where he had been getting treatments for prostate cancer ... according to reports.

Carter spent 20 years in jail for a wrongful murder conviction -- but he maintained his innocence the entire time.

0420-hurricane-carter-sub-getty-01Police arrested Carter in '66 for a triple homicide ... however, none of the eyewitnesses identified Carter as the shooter. Carter was tried and convicted twice -- but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors gave up.

Bob Dylan even wrote a song about the trial called, "Hurricane."



The boxer's life story was made into a movie in 1999 called "The Hurricane" and he was played by Denzel Washington. The actor was nominated for an Oscar for the role.



He was 76.

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Teresa andrews    

R.I.P.

135 days ago
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namers    

R.I.P. Sir. You were wrongfully imprisoned and I hope lived the remainder of your years peacefully. The movie was awesome and if you aren't familiar with the great song by Dylan, here ya go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGMSfiH850o

135 days ago
3.

think101    

Condolences to the Family and Friends.

135 days ago
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Rigby    

Aww :( rest in peace!

135 days ago
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JermaineJacksonsHairline    

R.I.Paradise

135 days ago
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spock    

jeebus cripes. his nose must have its own zip code

135 days ago
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Cheryl    

R.I.P.

135 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Hurricane.

135 days ago
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Frank    

R.I.P.

You are with the Angels now.

135 days ago
10.

YM    

R.I.P

135 days ago
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Blim Jameson    

The YouTube video you've posted, TMZ, isn't Dylan. It's Dylan impersonator, Joel Gilbert.

135 days ago
12.

MILK    

10 hours late tmz

135 days ago
13.

Woot    

:o( Rest in peace, Mr. Man.

135 days ago
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r.privette    

R.I.P

135 days ago
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Machelle    

Rest in Peace Mr. Carter.

135 days ago
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