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She said Hill was not impressed by wealth or celebrity.

“He had it all twice,” she said, referring to his years as a gangster and later as a celebrity.

Her son added: “He cared about family. He didn’t care about all that stuff.”

Caserta said that Hill, who also had a home in Connecticut, is survived by three sisters, a brother, three children and four grandchildren. She said she could not give their names because they are in witness protection.

Funeral plans were being arranged.

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Associated Press Writer Shaya Mohajer contributed to this report.