Whitey Bulger died from blunt force injuries, death certificate says
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Notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s death in prison last year was caused by blunt force injury to the head, according to his recently released death certificate.

Bulger, 89, was “assaulted by other(s)” in the early hours of Oct. 30, 2018, according to NBC Boston, citing his death certificate.

He was killed hours after being transferred to a West Virginia prison to continue two life sentences for 11 murders and a slew of other crimes including racketeering.

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Bulger died within minutes of sustaining his injuries, according to the death certificate. Two inmates, including a convicted mob hitman, were recorded entering his cell.

Bulger consolidated his power in Boston through a relationship with FBI agents who largely gave him free rein in the city in exchange for informing on his rivals in the Italian-American Mafia.

He fled Boston in 1995 before he could be indicted and was recaptured in California in 2011.