Robert Durst, the real estate millionaire accused of several homicides, has died

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This Monday it was unveiled the death of Robert Durst, a bizarre member of one of New York’s leading real estate dynasties, who had also recently been sentenced to life in prison for the alleged murder of one of his close friends, who was considered his confidante. The man of 78-year-old passed away as a prisoner in Stockton, California.

Durst’s attorney, who had also been charged in the 1982 murder of his wife Kathleen Durst, confirmed his client’s death at San Joaquin General Hospital. The defender noted that Robert had medical problems that were exacerbated by his spread of COVID-19.

“It was due to natural causes” due to his many medical problems, the spokesperson told ABC News. And it is that together with the contagion, for which he was connected to a respirator, Durst had already been fighting against bladder cancer.

It was in the middle of last October that another of his lawyers also announced that the millionaire had been admitted to hospital because of his contagion, emphasizing that he had never looked so bad and that he was struggling a lot to breathe. The announcement comes just two days after a Los Angeles court sentenced him to life in prison for murdering writer Susan Berman in 2000 by shooting him in the head.

Durst, 78, was the heir to one of the richest families in New York, which grew rich from the real estate business, although in 1994 his father chose his younger brother Douglas to take over the family business.

His story is precisely told in the HBO documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”, a program directed by Andrew Jarecki, the brainchild of Durst himself who, it is said, was eager for someone to let him tell his life.

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