Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76
by: , , NPR, April 21, 2014 4:04:00 am
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died Sunday at age 76. The fierce middleweight prizefighter became an international symbol after he was convicted twice for a 1966 triple murder. Bob Dylan championed the New Jersey native's cause in the 1975 song "Hurricane" and Denzel Washington portrayed him in a 1999 film. Carter's conviction was eventually overturned by a federal judge.