According to media reports, the US assassin Ted Kaczynski, who became notorious under the name "Unabomber", is dead. As the "New York Times" reported, citing the US Federal Police FBI, Kaczynski died in his prison cell on Saturday morning at the age of 81 Butner found in the US state of North Carolina. The cause of death is so far unknown. The former mathematics professor was responsible for a series of letter bomb attacks that lasted from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and injuring 23 others.
In 1996, Kaczynski, who lives in a hermit hut in the mountains, was arrested after a tip from his brother and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998 - despite being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Kaczynski had himself pleaded guilty. He was nicknamed "Unabomber" because his attacks were primarily aimed at universities and airlines.
In September 1995, the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post" published a lengthy manifesto by Kaczynski, in which he expressed his abhorrence of modern technology and the contemporary world. In return, Kaczynski had promised to end his series of attacks.