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Robert Durst, real estate tycoon convicted of murder, dies

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By ANDREW DALTON and BRIAN MELLEY
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir sentenced to life in prison for killing his best friend, has died. He was 78. Durst was convicted of the 2000 killing of Susan Berman in September. State prison officials say Durst died Monday in a hospital outside the prison where he had been held in Stockton, California. Attorney Chip Lewis said it was from natural causes due to a number of ailments. Durst was facing trial in New York for the killing his wife, who disappeared in 1982. He was acquitted in 2003 in the death of a Texas man. 

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