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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.


Associated Press Writer Shaya Mohajer contributed to this report.