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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Dead at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was 76.  He was the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit.

Carter's struggle for freedom and exoneration was made famous in a number of books, a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film. Although born in the U.S., Carter had a special connection to Toronto, where he settled following his prison release, which came about with the help of a group of Canadians.

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