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Cocaine smuggler George Jung dies at 78

Notorious cocaine smuggler George Jung (pictured left), who was part of the Medellin drug cartel, died on Wednesday at 78 years old. No cause was given for his death, which was announced on his social media on Wednesday morning. TMZ reported that the cartel member has recently been experiencing liver and kidney failure which could be related to his death.
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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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George Jung, Who was Portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow Dies at 78

It’s actually kind of difficult to know how to feel when hearing of the passing of George Jung, who was also known as “Boston George” and on top of that, as the man that Johnny Depp portrayed in the movie Blow. The movie detailed how Jung started out smuggling marijuana and moved up to smuggling cocaine while making a fortune doing so. The difficulty lies in thinking that after being arrested, Jung did his time and on top of that it’s fair t wonder if apart from smuggling the stuff if he ever did anything else that was so uniquely horrible that would justify his vilification. Some would say absolutely and might even condemn Johnny Depp for having spent any time with him in the past to ‘pick his brain’ since those that break the law are, to many people, simply vile individuals that don’t believe the laws apply to them. Others might tell those folks to lighten up and take into account that there are varying degrees of criminal activity that are all just as likely to get a person locked up but aren’t nearly as equal in terms of the violence that comes with the act. The understanding of the law as exhibited by so many is often muddled beyond belief as people argue for one bit of understanding or another, but one thing above all is that Jung was working with the Medellin cartel, one of the most admittedly vicious and notorious groups in the drug trade, and assumptions were always bound to be made when this group is involved. Anyone that has watched the movie, Blow, will no doubt think they know a thing or two about Jung, but it would be wise to read up a little more about the man and who he was rather than take the representation given in a movie as gospel.
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George Jung, Inspiration for Johnny Depp's 'Blow,' Dead at 78

George Jung, the notorious drug smuggler whose exploits inspire the movie Blow, has passed away. According to a report by The Boston Globe, Jung passed away on Wednesday, May 5 at his home near Boston, Massachusetts. He was 78 years old. Jung spent years trafficking drugs into the U.S. and...
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George Jung, the drug smuggler who inspired the film ‘Blow’, has died

The real-life drug smuggler whose antics inspired the film Blow has died aged 78. George Jung, who was convicted for his involvement in the cocaine trade as part of the Medellín Cartel founded by Pablo Escobar, died at home in Massachusetts earlier today (May 6), reports TMZ. The cause of death is currently not known, although he had recently been experiencing liver and kidney failure.
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Twenty years have passed since the release of Blow, a film directed by Ted Demme in which Johnny Depp plays drug dealer George Jung. On May 5th the news of the death of the latter, also known as "Boston George", arrived at the age of 78. Jung's death was reported...
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Johnny Depp Gushes Over George Jung in Docuseries

Johnny Depp's relationship with George Jung went far beyond their "Blow" connection ... and it's on display in a new docuseries about the late and infamous drug smuggler. In this clip, obtained by TMZ, Depp calls Jung, AKA Boston George, "one of my favorite people instantly" ... describing their first meeting as the actor was preparing for his role in the film inspired by Jung's life.
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George Jung, 'Blow' inspiration played by Johnny Depp, dead at 78

George Jung, a drug trafficker known for inspiring the movie "Blow," has died. He was 78. The news was confirmed on his official Instagram account on Wednesday. The post, which included a photo of Jung smoking a cigarette, confirmed that he passed away on Wednesday morning in his hometown of Weymouth, Mass.
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George Jung, the Real-Life Cocaine Smuggler Played by Johnny Depp in Blow, Dead at 78

George Jung, the drug trafficker whose story was told in the 2001 Johnny Depp-led crime biographical crime film Blow, has died. He was 78. Jung's death was confirmed on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts, the former of which listed the years of his lifespan (1942 to 2021) alongside a quote from Blow, which recently turned 20 years old.
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George Jung, Cocaine Smuggler Portrayed by Johnny Depp in ‘Blow,’ Dies at 78

George Jung, the cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in “Blow” died on Wednesday at the age of 78. “R.I.P. #georgejung Passed passed away this morning in his hometown of #weymouth #massachusetts,” a post on his official Instagram account read. Jung’s official Twitter account said, “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.”
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Blow Inspiration George Jung Dies Aged 78

George Jung, the former drug smuggler who inspired the film Blow, has died aged 78. Jung smuggled vast quantities of cocaine into the USA during the '70s and '80s, and he was released from prison in 2014 after serving almost 20 years behind bars. At the height of his powers,...
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Cocaine smuggler George Jung - known as El Americano - who inspired Johnny Depp film Blow and spent 20 years in prison - dies at home aged 78 after liver and kidney failure

George Jung, the drug trafficker known as El Americano who inspired Johnny Depp's film Blow, has died aged 78. The notorious cocaine smuggler died at his home in Boston on Wednesday morning where he was receiving hospice care. His cause of death was not immediately known but he had recently...
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George Jung, infamous cocaine smuggler from Weymouth, dies at 78

George Jung, the cocaine king from Weymouth and subject of the film “Blow," has died. He was 78. Jung died Wednesday morning at home in Weymouth, reported posts on his Facebook and Instagram pages. The cause of death is unknown, though he had recently experienced liver and kidney failure, according...