Jimmy Conway, a famous former Italian-American gangster, has caused trouble during his time. You’ll know who Jimmy Conway is if you’ve seen the movie “Goodfellas.” But the cause of Jimmy Conway’s death has brought up a lot of questions because many people think that the gangster is still alive.
He was so well-known in the criminal world that it’s hard to believe Jimmy Conway’s cause of death. That’s why people still believe that Jimmy is healthy and still alive. So, what became of Truth and Jimmy Conway?
Who Is Jimmy Conway?
Jimmie Conway Jimmy the Gent is another name for a person whose real name is James Burke. He was connected to the notorious Lucchese crime family through the wanted Italian-American Mafia group, the Paul Cicero Gang.
James was born on July 5, 1931, to an Irish woman. When he was only two years old, the gangster started living in foster homes.
In 1970s to the 1990s, Jimmy ruled the mafia world. If you remember the “Lufthansa Heist” that happened in 1979, it was one of the craziest money-making heists that America has ever seen.
In the end, many of the people who took part were dead. It was said that Jimmy was the one who killed most of the people who took part.
Jimmy Conway Obituary: Jimmy Conway Life In Jail?
When Jim got involved in the Boston College scandal, he was initially under strict parole restrictions. He broke the rules, though, and was arrested in 1982. He was given a life sentence because of this. Soon, Jimmy found out that he had cancer.
So, Jimmy Conway died of cancer, and he died on April 13, 1996. The gangster was taken to the Buffalo-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Since Jimmy Conway was eligible for parole on March 11, 2004, the cause of his death was looked into after he was found dead. So, there were questions about whether Jimmy Conway’s death was caused by foul play. But it was later shown that it was cancer that killed him.
But after he died in 2001, a TV movie called “The Big Heist” came out and talked about how Jimmy Conway died and what he did as a criminal. A long time later, the FBI and the NYPD did find evidence that there were several human bones in the house where he used to live.
There was another documentary with about 30 episodes in 2014. It’s called “Playing for the Mob,” and the narrator is the same actor, Ray Liotta, who played Henry Hill in the cult classic “Goodfellas.”
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