- James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was a Boston gangster and former leader of the Winter Hill Gang.
- He was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994 where he was wanted in connection with 19 killings
- Bulger was the model for Jack Nicholson’s violent crime boss character in the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie, ‘‘The Departed’’
- He was also an FBI informant who ratted on the New England mob, his gang’s main rival
- He spent more than 16 years on the run before being captured in Santa Monica, California in 2011
- He was convicted in 2013 for murder, as well as extortion, and money-laundering
- The Boston Globe is reporting that Bulger was killed by “a fellow inmate with Mafia ties” in a West Virginia prison
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89 – Chicago Tribune