Frank Lucas, a former drug trafficker who operated in Harlem during the 1960s and 1970s, has died. He was 88.
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington portrayed Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster, which depicted fictionalized elements of Lucas' life.
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"Frank Lucas, the former heroin dealer and drug kingpin whose life became the subject of Ridley Scott's “American Gangster,” died Thursday."
Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," has died. https://t.co/6R7bHTlKM3— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2019
One of America’s most notorious drug lords, Frank Lucas, has reportedly passed away from natural causes. https://t.co/148PTn2aES— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 1, 2019
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Frank Lucas, the drug lord who inspired American Gangster, dies aged 88 https://t.co/7fKwlGPDRS— The Guardian (@guardian) June 1, 2019
Frank Lucas, the druglord portrayed in ‘American Gangster,' dies at 88 https://t.co/kTXXyRUFis— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) June 1, 2019
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Frank Lucas, the former heroin kingpin whose legend was chronicled in the movie "American Gangster," has died at 88. https://t.co/htzJaXWIZq— The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2019
Frank Lucas, a former heroin kingpin who inspired the film American Gangster, has died at the age of 88 https://t.co/Ca08RUIjok— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 1, 2019
Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas, Depicted in 'American Gangster,' Dead at 88 https://t.co/MIMDMgN5ul— TMZ (@TMZ) June 1, 2019
Frank Lucas: Man who inspired American Gangster dies aged 88 https://t.co/7X2D2It7QA— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 1, 2019
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