The American James “Whitey” Bulger was found murdered at the age of 89 in his cell in a prison in the US state of West Virginia, according to US media. Bulger led a criminal organization mainly of Irish origin in the city of Boston.
He was convicted in 2013 for eleven murders and was sentenced twice for life. Bulger had recently been transferred from a prison in Florida. How he was killed is not yet clear. He was found around 08.20 local time in US Penitentiary Hazelton in West Virginia and did not respond any more. He was declared dead after a brief medical examination.
Bulger was traced in California in 2011 where he was in hiding, he had been looking for him for years. Before he went into hiding he gave information about the mafia to the American justice.
Films have been made about his life: The Departed is inspired by the life of Bulger and in Black Mass Johnny Depp plays the role of Bulger.