John Gotti Cause Of Death, Last Words, Last Photo


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John Gotti, an American gangster and boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City, died of throat cancer.


In 1998, Gotti was diagnosed with throat cancer and sent to the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, for surgery.Though the tumor was removed, the cancer was discovered to have returned two years later.

Gotti’s condition rapidly grew worse and he died on June 10, 2002, at the age of 61.

Gotti’s last Word:s were, “Don’t ever say anything you don’t want to be played back to you someday.”

His last photograph was taken by the Bureau of Prisons on October 17, 2001, eight months before his death.


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His funeral was held in a non-church facility. After the funeral, an estimated 300 onlookers followed the procession, which passed Gotti’s Bergin Hunt and Fish Club, to the gravesite.

Gotti’s body was interred in a crypt next to his son, Frank, who was struck and killed by a car when he was 12 years old in 1980.

Numerous prosecutions triggered by Gotti’s tactics left the Gambinos decimated. By the turn of the century, half of the family’s made men were in prison.


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