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James “Whitey” Bulger was killed Tuesday in a West Virginia prison, multiple outlets reported, ending the life of Boston’s most notorious mobster.

“At approximately 8:20 a.m., inmate James Bulger was found unresponsive at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Hazelton, in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.

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“The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and the FBI will be conducting an investigation into the death of James Bulger. No other information will be released at this time,” Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for William J. Powell, the US attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, said in a statement.

Three people briefed on the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a fellow inmate with Mafia ties was being investigated for the slaying of the 89-year-old Bulger at the US Penitentiary Hazelton. …

In a violent end to a long and murderous career, notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed Tuesday at a West Virginia prison, officials said.

“The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and the FBI will be conducting an investigation into the death of James Bulger. No other information will be released at this time,” Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for William J. Powell, the US attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, said in a statement.

Three people briefed on the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a fellow inmate with Mafia ties was being investigated for the slaying of the 89-year-old Bulger at the US Penitentiary Hazelton.
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The US Bureau of Prison said in a statement that Bulger, who had arrived at USP Hazelton on Monday was found unresponsive at the prison at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
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“Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner,” the agency said, noting that “an investigation has been initiated” and no staff or other inmaates were injured.
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Bulger’s brother, John, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday that the family had not been notified of his death.

The WV News website reported that a male inmate was slain overnight at the maximum security prison where James Bulger was being held. A union official said a man had been killed, but he didn’t know who.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons didn’t immediately respond to inquiries seeking comment.
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It was not the first death reported at USP Hazelton this year. According to The Associated Press, an inmate at the prison was killed in a fight in September, and another inmate was killed in a fight there in April.

Bulger, who had been serving a life sentence for 11 murders, had landed Monday at the West Virginia facility after a quick stop at an Oklahoma City transfer site. Before that, he had been incarcerated at a Florida prison.…

In a violent end to a long and murderous career, notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed Tuesday at a West Virginia prison, officials said.

“The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and the FBI will be conducting an investigation into the death of James Bulger. No other information will be released at this time,” Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for William J. Powell, the US attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, said in a statement.

Three people briefed on the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a fellow inmate with Mafia ties was being investigated for the slaying of the 89-year-old Bulger at the US Penitentiary Hazelton.
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The US Bureau of Prison said in a statement that Bulger, who had arrived at USP Hazelton on Monday was found unresponsive at the prison at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
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“Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner,” the agency said, noting that “an investigation has been initiated” and no staff or other inmaates were injured.
Related Links
View Gallery
Photos: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in custody

Read: Obituary: The long and deadly career of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger
Read: A timeline of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s crimes and capture
Read: 2015: ‘Whitey’ Bulger letter to students: ‘My life was wasted’
Read: 2016: ‘Whitey’ Bulger disciplined at Florida prison for sexual activity

Bulger’s brother, John, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday that the family had not been notified of his death.

The WV News website reported that a male inmate was slain overnight at the maximum security prison where James Bulger was being held. A union official said a man had been killed, but he didn’t know who.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons didn’t immediately respond to inquiries seeking comment.
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It was not the first death reported at USP Hazelton this year. According to The Associated Press, an inmate at the prison was killed in a fight in September, and another inmate was killed in a fight there in April.

Bulger, who had been serving a life sentence for 11 murders, had landed Monday at the West Virginia facility after a quick stop at an Oklahoma City transfer site. Before that, he had been incarcerated at a Florida prison.

USP Hazelton is located in Bruceton Mills, W.Va., with a minimum-security satellite camp, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.

J.W. Carney Jr., Bulger’s defense attorney in his federal trial, declined to comment on the reports of his death.

Bulger’s appellate attorneys, James H. Budreau and Hank Brennan, said they had no information and declined to comment.
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The former South Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant was one of America’s most wanted criminals until his capture in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after more than 16 years on the run.

In 2013, a federal jury in Boston convicted him of participating in 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s while running a sprawling criminal enterprise involved in gambling, extortion, and drug trafficking.