America’s most famous drug kingpin dies at 88


Frank Lucas, one of America’s most infamous drug kingpins, died Thursday night … TMZ has confirmed.

Frank, famously played by Denzel Washington in the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” died in New Jersey, according to his brother. He was being transported to a hospital for an unknown health issue and died on the way.

Lucas rose to power dealing heroin in Harlem in the 1960s and ’70s, and he boasted of cutting out middlemen by buying his product directly from Southeast Asia, then smuggling the drugs back to America using the coffins of dead U.S. servicemen.


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