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Sicilian Mafia boss Riina dies of natural causes in hospital

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Sicilian Mafia boss Riina dies of natural causes in hospital

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MILAN (Reuters) – Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italian media reported. Riina, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prison ward of a hospital in Parma, the northern Italy city where he had been serving 26 life sentences for dozens of murders committed between 1969 and 1992.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer,; writing by Francesca Landini)
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