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Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90


 "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.

   Eddie Richardson, head of a crime family with which Fraser was associated, confirmed he died Wednesday. Fraser had been in a hospital for an operation on his leg.

   Fraser was among the last survivors of a generation of Cockney gangsters that included the Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie, who moved between East End dives and the society pages in the 1960s.

   Fraser worked as a gangland enforcer, and earned a fearsome reputation for violence. He was known as "The Dentist," for allegedly pulling out his victims' teeth.

   He served 42 years in prison, then went on to publish an autobiography and become a television personality.

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