Real-Life ‘Raging Bull’ Boxing Legend Jake LaMotta Dies at Age 95
Boxing champion Jake LaMotta died Tuesday due to complications from pneumonia at age 95, TMZ reported. He died in a nursing home, and his condition deteriorated over the past few weeks, his family announced. LaMotta, who began his boxing career in 1941, was known for winning the world middleweight championship and his six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, though he won only one of the six fights. Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 1980 movie Raging Bull, based on LaMotta’s autobiography. “I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humor, with eyes that danced,” said his wife Denise Baker.