Author Dick Lehr on Whitey Bulger’s prison death: ‘It marks the full circle of a terrible life’

BOSTON (WHDH) - Author Dick Lehr, who has written several books about former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, appeared on CNN Tuesday to speak about the notorious gangster’s prison death.

“He lived violently and apparently died violently,” Lehr said. “I think it marks the full circle of a terrible life.”

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked Lehr about the family members of his many victims, saying, “Can you imagine how those family members are feeling today?”

“I can’t imagine. I know it had to be a huge moment when they did finally capture him, a big moment when a lot of their unsolved murders were finally officially solved,” Lehr said. “This does bring the end of a chapter, the life of Whitey Bulger.”

Lehr is known for co-authoring the book, “Black Mass,” which was focused on the mobster’s life and time as a federal informant. It was turned into a movie starring Johnny Depp.

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