US boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies aged 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder was the subject of a Bob Dylan song and a film starring Denzel Washington, has reportedly died aged 76.

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter 'dies aged 76'

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter with Denzel Washington. Credit: Reuters

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder was the subject of a Bob Dylan song and a film starring Denzel Washington, has died aged 76.

Carter spent 19 years in prison and was released in 1985 after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, with his case having become a symbol of racial injustice.

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