Rubin Carter meeting Nelson Mandela.
Rubin Carter meeting Nelson Mandela. TORSTEN BLACKWOOD

Boxer The Hurricane immortalised in Bob Dylan song dies

THE American boxer wrongly accused of murder, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, died aged 76 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.

Carter, who was immortalised in Bob Dylan's ballad The Hurricane, was wrongfully accused of involvement in a triple homicide in the United States in the late 1960s.

The boxer, who spent more than 19 years in prison for the crime, was freed in 1985 after a series of lengthy court battles, devoting his later life to helping others wrongly accused of crimes in the US and Canada.