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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76

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Rubin Carter looks on during the Justice WA Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel on February 20, 2010 in Perth, Australia. Carter was freed in 1985 after serving 19 years in jail for the murder of 3 people, a crime he did not commit, and his story was the subject of the film "Hurricane" starring Denzel Washington, and the subject of Bob Dylan's protest song. Paul Kane/Getty Images

Rubin Hurricane Carter, the former boxer who spent nearly two decades in prison before charges against him were dismissed, died over the weekend. He was 76.

Carter was played by Denzel Washington in the 1999 film, "Hurricane," and spent his years after prison focusing on other cases of wrongful conviction with an organization he founded, called Innocence International.  

Ken Klonsky, co-author with Carter of the book "Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom," talks with Take Two about the man's life and career.

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