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11th Apr 2016

Tributes pour in for Howard ‘Mr. Nice’ Marks

Colm Boohig

Tributes have been flowing in following the news that author and international drug smuggler Howard Marks has died from bowl cancer.

Marks, who was aged 70, came to global prominence 20 years ago upon the release of his autobiography Mr Nice, having left US prison in 1995, where he had been incarcerated for drug offences.

His writing hit home with millions of people, and his life story made the big screen in 2010, with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans in the main role.