Former Boxer Jake LaMotta, Immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 95

The former middleweight champion died in Miami from complications of pneumonia.

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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker. “Rest in Peace, Champ,” De Niro said in a statement. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting…

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