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Capone kicks the bucket

(Originally published by the Daily News on January 26, 1947.)

Scarface Al Capone, 48, gangland leader who feared a mobsters’ death, died tonight amid the luxury of his private villa with his family gathered around.

“I don’t want to die, shot in the street,” he once said.

When death came at 7:25 P.M. of pneumonia and heart failure, complications of an apoplectic stroke, he was in his own bed with expert medical care at hand — and behind high protective walls that have long guarded him from possible revenge.

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