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Former mobster became an FBI informant,F but was kicked out of the witness protection program.

By Gil Kaufman

Henry Hill


Former mafia associate-turned-fbi informant Henry Hill, whose life of crime formed the basis or director Martin Scorsese's beloved 1990 mob film "Goodfellas," died on Tuesday at the age of 69.According to TMZ, Hill's girlfriend confirmed that the outspoken gangster died after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, saying, "he had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out."Where most mob turncoats disappear into the witness protection program and are never heard from again, the onetime Lucchese crime family associate took the road less traveled, first becoming an FBI informant, then getting kicked out of the witness protection program after committing a number of crimes. Once out, Hill reveled in the notoriety that came from the Oscar-nominated "Goodfellas" and the book that inspired that film, »

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