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Boxing World Mourns Death of "Hurricane" Carter

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Former Middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died.

His caregiver and associate John Artis says Carter died in his sleep after a long battle with prostate cancer.

"Hurricane" Carter became an international symbol of racial injustice when he was accused of murdering three people at a New Jersey bar in 1966.

Carter and Artis were found guilty the following year and again in a re-trial in 1976.

In 1985, a New Jersey judge set aside his convictions freeing him from prison after 19 years.

His ordeal and the alleged racial motivations of prosecutors were publicized in Bob Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane," and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington.

Carter was 76 years old.

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