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Great Train Robbery mastermind Reynolds dies aged 81

The mastermind of Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, died on Thursday aged 81 after a life that he said had been cursed by his role in one of the 20th century's most notorious crimes. Reynolds was the brains of a gang that held up a mail train in southern England and made off with almost £2.6 million -- worth around £40 million today (47 million euros, $63 million). His son Nick confirmed that he had died in his sleep.

'Great Train Robbery' mastermind Bruce Reynolds dies, 81

The mastermind of Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, died on Thursday aged 81, his son said. Reynolds was the brains of a gang that held up a mail train in southern England and made off with almost £2.6 million -- worth around £40 million today (47 million euros, $63 million). "I can confirm that he has passed away and he died in his sleep," said his son Nick. "He hadn't been well for a few days and I was looking after him."
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