TTP | He Gone!
June 20th, 2011
He was impeccably dressed, unimaginably ruthless and had an apparent affinity for non-stick cookware. Nine years and ten days ago, mob big boss applesauce John Gotti died in a federal prison hospital.
The 61-year-old “Teflon Don” wasn’t shanked, strangled or beaten, but was instead taken down by the most vicious and indiscriminatory of all killers, cancer. Much like Capone decades before him, Gotti loved the media spotlight and his national notoriety. Where other mobsters hid, he proudly strutted.
Gotti’s life and mythology would influence Hollywood hits like Goodfellas and The Sopranos. But proving you can never run from karma, his legacy would also leave us with such reality TV turds as Growing Up Gotti and Mob Wives. What have we learned? Keep it clean, folks! Crime certainly does not pay.
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