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Death of Robert Durst: the condemned real estate heir was 78 years old

Convicted killer and New York real estate scion Robert Durst died Monday morning in a California hospital, Fox News confirmed. He was 78 years old.

Durst, heir to the Durst real estate empire, has died of natural causes at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, his attorney Chip Lewis has confirmed to Fox News. Lewis also told the New York Times that Durst was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital, where he suffered cardiac arrest.

Robert Durst seen wrapped in a blanket at trial on June 14, 2021

“Mr. Durst died early this morning while in the custody of California Corrections,” Lewis said in a statement. “We understand that his death was due to natural causes associated with the litany of medical problems that we had repeatedly reported to the court over the past two years.”


Durst was convicted in September 2021 and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his best friend, Susan Berman.

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