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Italian Mafia Leader: Matteo Messina Denaro is in a coma

Italian Mafia Leader: Matteo Messina Denaro is in a coma

Matteo Messina Denaro

The most powerful mafia leader in Italy died within a few hours

Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro has been captured after 30 years on the run, and is in an irreversible coma.


Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested in January.

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  • Matteo Messina Denaro was considered the most wanted Mafia member in Italy.

  • He was arrested in January.

  • Now the 61-year-old is dying.

Matteo Messina Denaro was one of the last Cosa Nostra leaders still at large. And in the spring after Three decades of escapeThe wanted Italian mafia leader was arrested at a private clinic in the Sicilian capital, Palermo.

It appears that the mafia leader was suffering from health problems. He was arrested at the “La Maddalena” private clinic in Palermo. There he wanted to be treated for an intestinal tumor. After his arrest, the 61-year-old man underwent successful intestinal surgery. However, advanced cancer led to a deterioration in his health.

Life-sustaining measures were discontinued

On Friday evening, the hospital in the city of L’Aquila in central Italy announced that Matteo Messina Denaro had fallen into an irreversible coma. Life support measures were discontinued. Italy’s most powerful mafia boss is likely to die within the next few hours, according to the hospital.

Matteo Messina Denaro had been on the run since 1993 and was the most wanted Mafia member in the country. He has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for dozens of murders – including those of Mafia hunters Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

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