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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76
He was the boxer who was wrongly convicted of a 1966 triple murder and spent 19 years in prison.
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Rubin ``Hurricane'' Carter has died at his Toronto home at the age of 76.

The former boxer became a tireless campaigner for the wrongfully convicted after spending almost 20 years in a US prison for a triple murder he did not commit.

After his 1985 exoneration Carter moved to Canada and helped start an advocacy group for the unjustly convicted.

His long-time friend and co-accused, John Artis, says Carter died in his sleep after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Carter's struggle with injustice was immortalized in song by Bob Dylan, and Denzel Washington received an Academy Award nomination for his work in a film about Carter's life

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Rubin ``Hurricane'' Carter has died at his Toronto home at the age of 76.

The former boxer became a tireless campaigner for the wrongfully convicted after spending almost 20 years in a US prison for a triple murder he did not commit.

After his 1985 exoneration Carter moved to Canada and helped start an advocacy group for the unjustly convicted.

His long-time friend and co-accused, John Artis, says Carter died in his sleep after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Carter's struggle with injustice was immortalized in song by Bob Dylan, and Denzel Washington received an Academy Award nomination for his work in a film about Carter's life

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