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