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10/10/00
Reggie Kray's Last Hurrah
- East End send off for gangland hero

THE FUNERAL of one of London's most legendary figures goes ahead today, with thousands expected to line the cortege's East End route.

Reggie Kray was one half of the notorious Kray Twins who were key gangland bosses in the 1960s. Let out of prison to die after spending 30 years inside, Reggie is still a hero to millions of Londoners who view him as the embodiment of East End toughness and style, a sentimental symbol for an era that is seen as more innocently traditional than the present.

When twin Ronnie was buried five years ago, the turn-out was huge and is expected to be at least as strong today, when extravagantly attired horses and carriages will pull Ronnie's corpse through the streets of Bethnal Green to Chingford cemetery.




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