DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Henry Hill (aged 69)
Henry Hill, Jr. (June 11, 1943 – June 12, 2012) was an American criminal. Between 1955 and 1980, Hill was associated with the Lucchese crime family. In 1980, Hill became an FBI informant, and his testimony helped secure 50 convictions, including those of mob capo (captain) Paul Vario and James Burke on multiple charges.
DEATH: Hill died of complications related to heart disease in a Los Angeles hospital, on June 12, 2012, after a long battle with his illness, only a day after his 69th birthday. His girlfriend for the last six years of his life, Lisa Caserta, said, “He had been sick for a long time. … his heart gave out”. CBS News aired Caserta’s report of Hill’s death, during which she stated: “he went out pretty peacefully, for a goodfella.” She said Hill had recently suffered a heart attack before his death and died of complications after a long history of heart problems associated with smoking. Hill’s family was present when he died.