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Died former head of the Sicilian Mafia

Bernardo Provenzano, considered the boss of the Sicilian mafia "Cosa Nostra" and arrest since 2006, he died Wednesday at age 83 in Milan (northern Italy), confirmed to Efe sources of the Italian Prison Administration Department.

Provenzano (Corleone, 1933) died today in the hospital of San Paolo Milan, where he remained admitted since April 9, 2014 under the regime of prison isolation.

His health was very delicate and their conditions worsened last Friday because of a lung infection, said Roberto Piscitello, general treatment of detainees in Ministry of Justice.

However, in his last years he has been under long periods of sleep, with very limited cognitive box, unable to speak and in 2012 entered into a deep coma after undergoing surgery on his head when he fell in his cell.

Considered one of the greatest criminals of Italian history, he was arrested on April 11, 2006 in a village in the Sicilian town of Corleone, near his family home, after being a fugitive for 43 years.

The sources said that the last visit he received in life was on Sunday July 10, when his wife and children were allowed to see the mobster in the hospital.

The criminal was imprisoned in the prison of Parma (north) but was admitted under solitary confinement in the Milan hospital because his health and his poor neurological condition prevented his stay in prison.

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