With the flash of every camera, Maurice “Mom” Boucher seemed to thrive and wasn’t one to shy away from fame.
Boucher died of throat cancer in prison Sunday at the age of 69, according to Corrections Canada.
“This is like Al Capone dying or John Gotti dying,” said Julien Sher, an investigative journalist and author of two books about the Hells Angels. “Mom Boucher was a kingpin, one of the most notorious organized crime leaders.”
As the boss of biker gang the Hells Angels in the 1990s, Boucher sowed fear and terror in Montreal.