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Shower Posse Leader Vivian Blake Dead; Movie in The Works

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(AllHipHop News) The leader of the notorious Jamaican drug gang The Shower Posse died in a hospital in the West Indies on Sunday (March 21). Vivian Blake died one day after being admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies for treatment after suffering a heart attack. Blake, 53, was the leader of the Shower Posse, which was founded in Brooklyn and responsible for over 1,400 slayings in the United States during the 1980’s. Authorities accused Blake of shipping over 1,000 tons of cocaine into the United States and using the proceeds to purchase massive amounts of weapons. Blake fled the United States. He was eventually sentenced to 28 years in prison for the crime, although he only served nine years of the prison term. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Blake was working on a screenplay of his life when he died with producer Curtis Scoon and Nick Cassavetes (John Q, Alpha Dog, The Notebook). Prior to his death, Blake even called upon Murder Inc. boss Irv Gotti to become involved in the process of bringing his bloody tale to the silver screen.  “I spoke with Irv Gotti, [and director] Curtis Scoon. Irv Gotti is a young man where I think he’ll bring the best out in this movie, show the rawness of this movie,” Blake told AllHipHop.com in a video statement in August of 2009. “This movie’s not just about gangsta and drug dealing, it’s about a culture that nobody has ever seen. I have the utmost confidence in Irv Gotti, I know he can get the job done.”Blake was already the subject of an episode of BET’s popular series American Gangster and he has also been profiled in magazines like FEDS and Don Diva. The Shower Posse is still active in the United States and the U.S. is attempting to extradite the criminal organization’s current leader, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who is accused of selling crack and marijuana in the United States through the Shower Posse. Sources told AllHipHop.com that an attempt was made on Vivian Blake’s life in September, while his brother Paul was killed in November.

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