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Tuesday, 4 April, 2000, 21:18 GMT 22:18 UK
Kray brother dies

A member of Britain's notorious crime family -- Charlie Kray -- has died in hospital on the Isle of Wight, at the age of seventy-three.

Kray -- whose brothers, Reggie and Ronnie , dominated gangland crime in London in the 1960s -- was being treated for a heart condition.

He had been taken to hospital from nearby Parkhurst prison, where he was serving a twelve-month sentence for his part in a cocaine-smuggling plot.

His brother , Reggie -- who is serving a life sentence for murder -- had earlier visited the hospital, handcuffed to a prison officer. Their brother, Ronnie, died in 1995.

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