- NAME: John du Pont
- OCCUPATION: Athlete, Murderer, Writer
- BIRTH DATE: November 22, 1938
- DEATH DATE: December 09, 2010
- EDUCATION: Haverford School, University of Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Somerset, Pennsylvania
- AKA: John E. du Pont
- AKA: John du Pont
- Full Name: John Eleuthère du Pont
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Eccentric millionaire John du Pont killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz at the Foxcatcher Farm estate in January 1996.
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Despite a series of appeals by his high-powered legal team, he remained behind bars until he died of acute aspiration pneumonia on December 9, 2010, at Laurel Highlands State Prison.
His passing brought more controversy, as du Pont had named Bulgarian wrestler Valentin Jordanov Dimitrov and his relatives as the primary beneficiaries in his will. Relatives of du Pont sought to have the will overturned.
After du Pont’s death, production began on the big-screen project Foxcatcher, with Steve Carell set to star as the troubled millionaire, Mark Ruffalo as the slain wrestler Schultz and Channing Tatum as Schultz's brother. The film is slated for a late 2013 release.
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