How did Al Capone die?

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  1. Al Capone managed to become one of the most popular and also dangerous gangsters in American History. At the peak of his career, his crime organization was making more than $1 billion per year and involved in several illegal activities including bootlegging, prostitution, gambling, and even murder.

    Although several attempts were made by his enemies to end his life his death occurred due to natural causes. In 1927, the Supreme Court decided that the income gained from all illegal activities should be taxed which led the government to arrest Al Capone by charging him with income-tax evasion. Al Capone was determined that he will win the case through his power and connections or would get away with a minimum sentence but during the trial, the judge completely changed the jury, and Capone was found guilty and sent to the prison for 11 years.

    He was first kept in a federal prison in Atlanta but was caught bribing the guards. Then he moved to the prison in Alcatraz Island and kept in isolation where his health started to deteriorate. He already contracted syphilis at a young age and was now suffering from neurosyphilis which caused dementia. After six and a half years, he was released and kept in a mental hospital in Baltimore where he stayed for the next 3 years. He was then staying in Miami with his wife where he had a cardiac arrest and died on January 25, 1947.

    His history and legacy are now remembered through books and movies which usually depict him as a notorious mobster who spread terror and was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people.

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