'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs

Published 1420 GMT (2220 HKT) December 18, 2013
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Notorious train robber and criminal turned celebrity Ronnie Biggs died December 18. He was 84. Here, Biggs poses in an undated photo. Keystone-France/Getty Images
Train cars sit uncoupled at Cheddington Station in England after the robbery. Evening Standard/Getty Images
Biggs is escorted by British police in 1963. Evening Standard/Getty Images
People walk around Wandsworth Prison the day after Biggs escaped with three other prisoners in 1965. Biggs made his escape by jumping through a hole in the roof of the furniture van shown here, onto mattresses, and then out of the back of the van into a waiting car. Keystone/Getty Images
Biggs talks with his wife Raimunda in Rio de Janeiro in 1974. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
Biggs flexes for the camera on Copacabana beach in Brazil in 1977. Popperfoto/Getty Images
Biggs sits with his son Michael in Brazil circa 1978. Terry Fincher/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Biggs was featured on a poster from the Sex Pistols movie "The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle." Biggs also recorded a song with the band. Brian Cooke/Redferns/Getty Images
Biggs is escorted by police in London the day he returned in 2001 to the United Kingdom after years on the run. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Biggs and his son Michael attend the launch of his new autobiography "Odd Man Out: The Last Straw" in 2011 in London. Fred Duval/Getty Images
Biggs arrives at the funeral of the mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, in London, on March 20. ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images