Unabomber dies: Ted Kaczynski dies in prison aged 81 - what was his cause of death?
Ted Kaczynski was found dead at a federal prison in North Carolina
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The Unabomber has died by suicide in prison at the age of 81, sources have told the Associated Press. Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski was found dead at about 8am at a prison in North Carolina, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons said on Saturday (10 June).
He had been moved to the prison medical facility after spending two decades in a federal Supermax prison in Colorado for a series of bombings that targeted scientists. Kaczynski was serving life without the possibility of parole following his 1996 arrest at the primitive cabin where he was living in western Montana.
He pleaded guilty to setting 16 explosions that killed three people and injured 23 others in various parts of the country between 1978 and 1995.
What was Unabomber's cause of death?
Kaczynski, who was 81 and suffering from late-stage cancer, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. Emergency responders performed CPR and revived him before he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead later Saturday morning, according to AP.
Kaczynski had been held in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, since May 1998, when he was sentenced to four life sentences plus 30 years for a campaign of terror that set universities nationwide on edge. He admitted committing 16 bombings from 1978 and 1995, permanently maiming several of his victims.