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Jake LaMotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'

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TMZ SPORTS -- Boxing legend Jake LaMotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 96.

Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia.

La Motta was 83-19 in 106 pro fights -- a career that began in 1941, after he was rejected from serving in the military due to a medical issue.

He went on to win the world middleweight championship -- but he's most well known for his 6-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson ... though he only won 1 of the 6 fights.

LaMotta was famously portrayed by De Niro in the 1980 movie "Raging Bull," based on Jake's autobiography. De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor that year.

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Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/jake-lamotta-dead-96-raging-bull-dies/


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