Gist: Notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was reportedly found dead in a West Virginia prison

Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been found dead in a West Virginia prison, according to multiple reports.

Bulger was listed as a transfer to the high-security USP Hazelton in West Virginia earlier on Tuesday.

The news was first reported by Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee, and later confirmed by NBC News.

President of the corrections officers’ union at Hazelton, Richard Heldreth, told WVNews that a male inmate had been killed over night but did not confirm the man’s identity.

Bulger, 89, was serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing at least 11 people.

He had recently been moved from Florida to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City before moving to West Virginia, according to DailyMail.com.

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