Boxer Rubin Carter dies at 76
April 21 , 2014
Former middleweight champion Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died at the age of 76 due to prostate cancer. He was convicted in a racially charged murder and served 19 years behind bars.
"I wouldn't give up," he said three years ago. "No matter that they sentenced me to three life terms in prison. I wouldn't give up. Just because a jury of 12 misinformed people...found me guilty did not make me guilty. And because I was not guilty, I refused to act like a guilty person."
The former boxer was living in Toronto at the time of his death.