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Infamous Italian-American mobster and head of the notorious Genovese crime family. He was involved in the famous Castellammarese Mafia War of the early 1930s.
He stopped going to school after the fifth grade.
In 1930, local authorities found $1 million in counterfeit money in his New York home.
How did Vito Genovese die?
Indicted for narcotic trafficking, Genovese was convicted in 1959 and sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. He wouldn’t leave alive. Genovese died of a heart attack on Valentine’s Day in 1969 in a prison hospital in Missouri. He had feuded with Joe Valachi, Tommy Reina’s son-in-law, behind bars.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||72 years|
|Birthday||November 27, 1897|
|Death date||December 14, 1969|
|Place of death||United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|