Killing Him Severely




So you think you’re hard?

They tried to feed him alcohol, oysters dipped in formaldehyde, horse linament, and even rat poison, but his monstrous constitution overcame all their efforts. They even resorted to running him over in a taxi, but he showed up some days later looking for a drink.

‘The Rasputin of The Bronx’

Paddy Hayes writes:

‘Durable’ Mike Malloy was a lowly vagrant in depression era New York – a gang of unscrupulous associates took out life insurance on Mike and tried to kill him, but he just wouldn’t die. The extraordinary story of the Rasputin of the Bronx will be told on the documentary Deoch an Dorais on December 28 at 9:30pm on TG4.


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