Posted: 9 October, 2013
by Dan Hill
Chopper Read Dead, Aged 58.
It's been confirmed this afternoon that Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read died earlier today at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 58.
The infamous criminal, author and one time rapper, was released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital earlier this week after receiving treatment for liver cancer, which was diagnosed in April last year.
Read has said he his health started deteriorating after contracting hepatitis C during his time in prison.
Before being released from prison in 1998, he spent more than 23 years in jail, for various crimes including assault, kidnapping and armed robbery.