'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs Dies; Was Famed Fugitivetags: Great Britain, Scotland, 1960s, Great Train Robbery, heists
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Ronnie Biggs, who went to jail for his role in the U.K.'s "great train robbery" of 1963 — but was more famous for his flamboyant life during 36 years as a fugitive following his escape from prison in 1965 — died Wednesday.
"Sadly we lost Ron during the night," . "As always, his timing was perfect to the end. Keep him and his family in your thoughts."...
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