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Bernardo Provenzano after being captured back in 2006 Photo: REUTERS

A guard in Parma prison prevented  former Sicilian mafia cosa nostra “boss  of  bosses” Bernardo Provenzano  from committing suicide  by suffocation with a plastic bag 

The incident occurred during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday and was reported on Friday.Medical staff who arrived at the scene at the prison in Parma said there was no need for the Mafia kingpin to be taken to hospital

Provenzano is serving multiple life sentences in the isolation wing of a maximum-security prison.

 He was captured after more than 40 years on the run  in a shepherds shack  near Corleone, Sicily, made famous by the Godfather films.  read more  reported by   Nick Pisa for the

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