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George Jung, Inspiration Behind Movie ‘Blow,’ Cause of Death Released

On May 5, George Jung, the inspiration for the popular movie “Blow” starring Johnny Depp, passed away at the age of 78. Jung was an infamous cocaine smuggler who spent 20 years in prison because he ran drugs for the Medellin Cartel back in the 1970s and ’80s. His code name was “Boston George” and he was responsible for helping the drug lord Pablo Escobar touch down massive planes full of coke into the U.S.
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George Jung, Infamous Cocaine Smuggler, Dead at 78

Was George Jung the best-known drug dealer of all time? The arc of his life, which included several stints in prison and a high-profile biopic, suggests that he was. Jung died on Wednesday at the age of 78 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, his hometown. Over the course of his life, he helped to transform the way cocaine was distributed — playing a crucial role in the rise of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, with whom Jung worked.
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Smuggler George Jung, Played by Johnny Depp in ‘Blow,’ Dead at 78

George Jung, who was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 2001 movie “Blow,” has died. He was 78. A tweet from Jung’s account confirmed the news with the “Blow” movie quote, “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars,” adding, “1942-2021."
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George Jung death: Drug smuggler who inspired film ‘Blow’ dies aged 78

George Jung, a former drug smuggler and the real-life inspiration behind the film Blow, has died at the age of 78.Jung’s social media accounts announced the death on Wednesday. TMZ also reported the news, citing sources close to the situation.Jung was portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow, Ted Demme’s biographical crime film released in 2001.According to Jung’s Instagram account, he died in his hometown of Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning. His Twitter account shared a quote from Blow: “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and the winds of destiny carry you aloft...
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George Jung, inspiration for movie ‘Blow,’ dies

George Jung, the cocaine smuggler whose life-of-crime story became the basis for the Johnny Depp film “Blow,” has died. TMZ was the first to report that Jung died at his home in the Boston area. He had been experiencing liver and kidney failure and had been in home hospice care,...
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George Jung, Who Inspired the Movie ‘Blow,’ Dies at 78

George Jung, the inspiration for the movie “Blow,” has passed away. Jung reportedly died on the morning of Wednesday (May 5). According to TMZ, Jung passed away while at home in the Boston area. He was 78-years-old. Jung’s family hasn’t revealed a cause of death. But reportedly, Jung had battled liver and kidney failure recently and was in poor health. For the past few days, Jung was in hospice care clinging to life. He passed Wednesday morning with his wife, Ronda, and best friend, Roger, at his bedside.
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