Are the British gangsters, the Kray Twins, still alive?
No. Ronald Kray (1933 – 1995) and Reginald Kray (1933 – 2000) were twin brothers, and the foremost organised crime leaders in London in the 1960s. Ron was the dominant twin, and a psychopath. The twins were born in Hoxton, in the East End, to Charlie and Violet Kray, and had one older brother, also called Charlie. In 1939, they moved to Vallance Road, Bethnal Green. Their father was called up early in World War II, but deserted. The twins saw little of their father during the war years, and grew very close to their mother. The frequent presence of Military Police hardened an already pronounced anti-authoritarian attitude in Ron and Reg, who were both to desert from the army later in life. The influence of their grandfather, Jimmy ‘Cannonball’ Lee, led both boys into amateur boxing, at that time a popular pursuit for working class children in the East End. An element of competition between them spurred them on, and they achieved some success as professional fighters. Unfortunately, the