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Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'
Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'

LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly British fashion, to a tabloid newspaper decades later, has died. He was 84. Biggs died during the night, his official Twitter account said Wednesday morning; a woman at the nursing home where he was living, outside London, confirmed the news. He had been ill off and on for the last several years. Biggs fulfilled a wish by going to his grave a free man, despite having been thrown back in jail after returning to England in 2001 and...

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