Robert De Niro Pays Tribute to Real-Life ‘Raging Bull’ Jake LaMotta: ‘Rest in Peace, Champ’

Jake LaMotta, the boxing legend who inspired the film “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 95.

His death was shared by his daughter, Christi LaMotta, on Facebook on Tuesday: “Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 – September 19, 2017. Rest in Peace Pop.”

LaMotta’s wife told TMZ that the famous boxer “died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia.” Another family member told the publication that LaMotta’s condition had deteriorated in the last few weeks.

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