Drug Lord Frank Lucas Depicted In 2007 Film Dies At 88

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NEW YORK Frank Lucas a relative said Friday. Lucas story became the basis for the Ridley Scott directed American Gangster a composite of various detectives and prosecutors. The real life Roberts is a former prosecutor who helped convict Lucas but later became his lawyer and friend even godfather to Lucas son. Lucas was a fixture on the film set giving Washington advice on such details as how he carried his gun. com on Friday that Lucas health was failing when the two spoke a few weeks ago. Frank Lucas has passed away at the age of 88. According to TMZ Lucas passed away on Thursday night on the way to a hospital in his home state. During the 70s Lucas operation was halted by DEA agents via raids on his various properties across America. An enormous amount of assets were discovered during the raids including over half a million dollars in cash. Frank Lucas was sentenced to 70 years in prison but released after serving just five with a lifetime parole

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