CFN – It’s unclear if fate had the last laugh at Canada’s most famous Wise Guy Vito Rizutto or he had the last laugh at fate. In an industry where the highest rarely pass away of Natural causes that’s exactly what seems to have happened to Mr. Rizzuto.
After spending years in jail for NY Murders featured in the Johnny Depp movie Donnie Brasco Mr. Rizutto returned to the Montreal area in spite of having his father, Nicolo Rizutto Sr., and son Nick Jr., murdered mob style.
Many thought that he was slowly winning his mob territory back with several Cosa Nostra types meeting grizzly ends including one as early as last week, Roger Valiquette.
Mr. Rizzuto, seen smoking in this photo from the 80’s apparently succumbed quickly and died this weekend at the Sacre Coeur Hospital.
He was 67.
Vito Rizutto life timeline LINK
Mob watchers are now suggesting that Montreal will be wide open as factions jump to take control after this stunning surprise ending for Mr. Rizutto.
CBC Special Report on Vito Rizutto
Vito Rizutto WIKI