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Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76. 

US Rubin Carter (R) lands a punch on Fabio Bettini of Italy during their international middleweight match in Paris, on February 22, 1965

Carter, who was convicted twice and imprisoned for 19 years before he was exonerated in 1985, died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) confirmed.

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