• Short Summary

    POLICE IN LONDON ARE THIS WEEKEND INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF FORMER BOXER, FREDDIE MILLS, WHO DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND IN SOHO ON SUNDAY MORNING.

  • Description

    POLICE IN LONDON ARE THIS WEEKEND INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF FORMER BOXER, FREDDIE MILLS, WHO DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND IN SOHO ON SUNDAY MORNING.MILLS WAS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIGURES IN THE RING DURING THE 1940'S AND 50'S, AS IS SHOWN IN AN EXTRACT FROM A FIGHT WITH LEN HARVEY FOR THE EMPIRE LIGHT-HEAVY-WEIGHT TITLE.

    MILLS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS CAR VERY EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING.HE HAD A BULLET WOUND IN HIS HEAD.THE CAR WAS PARKED CLOSE TO THE NIGHTCLUB HE OWNED - "THE FREDDIE MILLS NITE SPOT".HE WAS 46.POLICE HAVE RULED OUT FOUL PLAY: THEY SAY THE WOUND COULD HAVE BEEN SELF-INFLICTED.

    MILLS IS A FORMER HOLDER OF THE WORLD LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE, BUT HE RETIRED FROM THE RING IN 1950 TO BECOME A NIGHTCLUB OWNER.SINCE OPENING HIS CLUB HE HAS BECOME SOMETHING OF A SHOW-BUSINESS PERSONALITY IN BRITAIN AND HAS APPEARED ON CHILDREN'S TELEVISION AS A COMEDIAN.

    MILLS WAS MARRIED WITH TWO DAUGHTERS, AGED 13 AND 9.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFU83EBU5MB1R2KM5KDJCUCOX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFU83EBU5MB1R2KM5KDJCUCOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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