Buster Edwards

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Buster Edwards
Born
Ronald Christopher Edwards

(1931-01-27)27 January 1931
Died28 November 1994(1994-11-28) (aged 63)
Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
Cause of deathSuicide
NationalityBritish
Other namesBuster
OccupationBarman, Florist
Criminal statusReleased in 1975 after serving nine years.
Spouse(s)June Rose Rothery (1952-1994; his death)
MotiveFinancial gain
Conviction(s)Great Train Robbery
Criminal penalty15 years

Ronald Christopher Edwards (27 January 1931 – 28 November 1994), known as Buster Edwards, was a British career criminal. He was born in Lambeth, London. He was a member of the gang of the Great Train Robbery. He had also been a boxer and nightclub owner. Edwards was in prison for nine years.

Death[change | change source]

Edwards died after hanging himself (suicide) in Lambeth, at the age of 63.[1] His cause of death is still disputed because many people thought he was too drunk to have chosen to kill himself.[2]

A biopic, Buster, was released in 1988.

References[change | change source]

  1. Train robber Edwards is found hanged, The Independent, 30 November 1994
  2. Buster Edwards `too drunk' to have committed suicide, The Independent, 10 February 1995