Nathan Barksdale, who inspired ‘The Wire,’characters, dies

A Baltimore drug kingpin who inspired characters on HBO's "The Wire" has died while serving a term in federal prison in North Carolina. Baltimore Health Department spokesman Sean Naron confirmed on Tuesday that 54-year-old Nathan Barksdale died in a medical prison in Butner. Naron did not know exactly when Barksdale died, or how. The death was ...

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