The boss of "Cosa Nostra", Matteo Mesina Denaro, passed away
Italian mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro, who was one of the country's most wanted men until his capture earlier this year, has died.
The 61-year-old was believed to be a boss of the notorious Cosa Nostra mafia and spent 30 years on the run before being arrested in January.
He was being treated for cancer at the time of his arrest and was transferred from prison to hospital last month.
Denaro was thought to be responsible for many murders.
He was tried and sentenced to life in prison in absentia in 2002 for crimes including involvement in the 1992 murders of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino and once boasted that he could "fill a graveyard" with his victims.
Although he has been on the run since 1993, Messina Denaro is believed to still be giving orders to his subordinates from various secret locations.