George Jung, ‘Blow’ inspiration performed by Johnny Depp, lifeless at 78


George Jung, a drug trafficker recognized for uplifting the film “Blow,” has died. He was 78.

The information was confirmed on his official Instagram account on Wednesday.

The submit, which included a photograph of Jung smoking a cigarette, confirmed that he handed away on Wednesday morning in his hometown of Weymouth, Mass.

No reason behind demise was given.

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One other submit was printed on his official Twitter account.

“Could the wind at all times be at your again and the solar upon your face, and the winds of future carry you aloft to bop with the celebs,” it learn. In keeping with Folks journal, the quote is from “Blow.”

The submit concluded with “1942-2021” – his lifespan.

In keeping with the outlet, Jung was a part of the Medellín Cartel, based by Pablo Escobar, and was often known as a cocaine dealer within the Seventies and 80s.

In 1994, he was arrested and imprisoned for 20 years. In November 2020, Deadline reported that he was nonetheless on probation and preventing his private demons.

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Although no reason behind demise was given within the official bulletins, TMZ experiences he was battling kidney and liver failure.

Moreover, TMZ claims Jung died in hospice care with family members close by, and that he will probably be cremated.

Jung’s exploits have been chronicled within the 1993 e book “Blow: How a Small City Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Misplaced It All” by Bruce Porter, which was tailored into the film “Blow” starring Johnny Depp because the drug trafficker. The film was launched in 2001.

George Jung has died at 78.  (Picture by Greg Doherty/Getty Photographs)

Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Rachel Griffiths and extra additionally starred within the Ted Demme-directed flick.

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Jung was initially not happy with Depp’s casting as a result of the actor performed a “narc” in “21 Soar Avenue” and “a half-human, androgynous barber” in “Edward Scissorhands,” as he instructed a Q&A panel in 2018, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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He finally got here round and praised the Oscar nominee for sticking to the story.

Jung is survived by daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung.



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