Jake LaMotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'

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Boxing legend Jake LaMotta — the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie “Raging Bull” — died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95.

Jake’s wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia.

Another family member tells TMZ, Jake’s condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last few days and a decision was made to withdraw the tube.

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