'Raging Bull' boxer LaMotta dies at 95

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(TSX / STATS) -- Jake LaMotta, the legendary brawling middleweight boxing champion who was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 movie "Raging Bull," died at the age of 95.

LaMotta passed away Tuesday due to complications from pneumonia and was in a nursing home in Miami, his wife, Denise Baker, told ABC.

"He was a great man, sensitive and had eyes that danced right up to the end. I love him, God rest his soul," Baker told ABC. "And he never went down!"

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